2019 Waterline Replacement Project (Walnut Hills)

Our apologies in advance for the annoyances that come with construction and we thank you for your patience and cooperation while we rehabilitate critical infrastructure to protect health, safety, and the environment in your neighborhood!

Schedule Update (9/4/19)

The contractor has completed the installation of 13,000 feet of new water line. This project is currently running on schedule and is anticipated to be complete in September, 2019. As a part of this project, the South Metro Fire Department requested additional fire hydrants be installed in the area. Thank you to all of the home owners with new fire hydrants near their property. This allows for much greater coverage in cases of fire emergencies.

Project Information:

Location North of East Dry Creek Road and east of South Quebec Street, Centennial
Description Replacement of approximately 14,000 feet of 12-inch, 8-inch, 6-inch, and 4-inch water mains, valves, and fire hydrants
Schedule Bid - February 2019
Construction - May through October 2019
The contractor will begin mobilization efforts the week of May 5th, 2019.

2019 Waterline Replacement Project

The typical events occurring during waterline replacement construction looks like:

  • Mill the pavement where the new waterline is to be installed
  • Set-up traffic control for the safety of works, drivers, and pedestrians
  • Dig a trench for a section of waterline to be replaced
  • Install the new waterline
  • Backfill the trench and compact the soil
  • Test the new waterline – we test to make sure it does not leak and that it is clean
  • Fully connect the new waterline to the existing system
  • Transfer homes from the old waterline to the new waterline
  • Open the street to traffic before moving on to the next section of pipe - the contractor will likely come back to pave at a later date (in order to do a lot of the paving at once), but it will be drivable in the meantime
  • Restore disturbed areas to similar conditions as before construction