New water main being installed along Lincoln
By Jan Rahn
Residents on Lincoln Avenue in Grant will be contending with torn up streets for the next four to six weeks, but when completed they will have a new water main installed, putting an end to frustrations with the old pipe.
A new main will replace the old as a continuing effort to update the city’s infrastructure. The old pipe has suffered probably a dozen breaks over the years, said City Manager Tyson McGreer. Interstate Irrigation is doing the project at a cost of $354,750. In addition to replacement of the old water main on Lincoln, two blocks that connect Central to Garfield along Fifth Street will also be replaced.
One block of sewer line in the alley of the 600 block of Washington has already been replaced.
The water main project along Lincoln which began on Nov. 2 will wrap up by the first half of December if weather cooperates.
The workers are installing the new water main at a rate of approximately two-thirds block per day.
Once the new main is in place, new pipe will be installed from the main to the curb in front of each house.
Residents are encouraged to monitor the progress and to keep vehicles off of the street as the contractors draw near to their homes. They will be notified of any water shut offs as the project moves along.