Monday, June 29, 2015

Water Main Almost Completed. Required Testing Started.

Work Completed Last Week:
·         Water main installation along Heatherfield Lane
·         Begin required testing of newly installed water main.
·         Nicor Gas on-site replacing gas main and services along Heatherfield Lane from Beech Drive to Ferndale Road

Work Anticipated This Week:
·         Perform necessary testing of newly installed water main
·         Water main installation along Heatherfield Lane at Ferndale Road
·         Nicor Gas to complete the gas main and service replacement between Beech Drive and Ferndale Road

Monday, June 22, 2015

Water Main Installation Continues

Work Completed Last Week:
·         Water main installation along Heatherfield Lane
Work Anticipated This Week:
·         Continue with water main installation along Heatherfield Lane.

Thank you to those residents that were affected by the scheduled water main shut down on Tuesday to allow for the new water main to be connected to the existing water main at Ferndale Road and Heatherfield Lane.  

Due to the heavy rain events over the past week, the contractor needed to change plans in the location of water main installation. The contractor was anticipating to work along Heatherfield Lane from Ferndale Road north towards Sherwood Road. Unfortunately, the amount of water entering the trenches made this impossible; therefore the contractor moved to the north side of the project at Sherwood Road and is now working south towards Ferndale Road.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding as the water main installation continues.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sanitary Sewer Improvements Completed. Water Main to Begin

Work Completed Last Week:
·         Remaining sanitary sewer improvements. All sanitary work is now completed.
·         Performed needed tree removal.

Work Anticipated This Week:
·         Preparatory work in anticipation for beginning water main installation.
·         Water main installation along Heatherfield starting at Ferndale and working north towards Sherwood

Thank you to those residents that were affected by the scheduled water main shut down in order to complete the final sanitary sewer manhole replacement on Friday.

As the water main replacement begins, there will be instances when the water will need to be shut-down to perform connections between the existing and new systems. These shut-downs typically last between 4 and 6 hours. Residents will be notified 24-hours in advance prior to any scheduled water main shut-down. Currently a water main shut down for the southern half of Heatherfield on Tuesday, June 16th.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding as the construction continues.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Sanitary Sewer Improvements Continue

Work Completed Last Week:
·         Sanitary sewer services replacements.

Work Anticipated This Week:
·         Continue with sanitary sewer service replacements
·         Sanitary sewer manhole replacements
·         Sanitary sewer main repairs as needed.

As last week was an example of, construction can be extremely unpredictable as seen with a number of water main breaks. The existing water main along the project site is old and brittle, but is being replaced as part of this project.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these emergency water main shut downs throughout the week. As some of you already know, there have been several water main breaks along Heatherfield in the past week.  These unforeseen emergencies have and will continue to receive our immediate attention.  Repairs typically require the water pressure to be reduced or the water main being shut down.  Unfortunately, when these emergencies occur, we are often unable to give notifications, as the breaks sometimes must be repaired immediately.  When possible, we will give as much notification as possible as to when and how long the water will be shut off.   If you do experience water shut off, please run your tub or faucet for a few minutes when the water is turned back on to help flush out any sediment that may be in the system

Monday, June 1, 2015

Sanitary Sewer Repairs to Begin This Week

Work Completed Last Week:
·         In-place grinding of the roadway
·         Preconstruction televising of sewers
·         Tree trimming
·         Mobilization of equipment and materials.

Work Anticipated This Week:
·         Begin sanitary sewer service replacements

We apologize for the delay in start of construction. It was anticipated the work was going to begin a week early than anticipated, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the work was delayed a week later than anticipated.