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You could survive about a month without food, but you could only survive 5 or 6 days without water.

Fourth Section Road Water Main Replacement

Overview

The existing water main, hydrants and valves on portions of Fourth Section Road will be replaced by the Water Authority between #6670 Fourth Section Road and Hartshorn Place and between West Sweden Road and #7530 Fourth Section Road. The new main will be 12" ductile iron, and the main will be installed primarily on easement on the north side of and parallel to, the road. Service connections will be replaced as necessary.

Once the main has been installed, it is pressure tested for leaks. If any leaks are found, they are corrected. Then the main is flushed and disinfected. Health samples are taken for testing by the Department of Health. After the main has successfully passed all tests, service connections are transferred from the old main to the new main.

During final restoration, disturbed areas are restored to their preconstruction condition. Temporary asphalt is removed, and permanent asphalt is installed in paved areas. Lawn areas are graded and seeded to achieve proper growth.

Schedule

The schedule depends on a number of factors, but we anticipate starting work in late June, and completing work in September. 

Questions

You may contact our Customer Service department at (585) 442-7200 weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, or our Dispatcher at (585) 442-2009 weekdays before 8:30 and after 4:30 pm, and on weekends and holidays. Water Authority workers carry an ID card and drive a company vehicle with a Water Authority logo on it. They are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Project Bulletin

Click below for a project bulletin with further information on this project.

Project Info Bulletin

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:
What determines replacement, relocation or relining of water mains?
A: Evaluation is primarily based on pipe age, the occurrence of breaks and repairs, and future hydraulic considerations.

Q: Will our water services need to be repaired?
A: The Water Authority is typically responsible for the portion of each building's water service that is in the public right-of-way or  easement, up to and including the curb stop. The Water Authority will replace its portion of your service line and the curb stop during the project if needed.

Q: What depth are the new pipes buried?
A: Unless there are conflicts with other utilities, the new pipes will be installed approximately 5' deep.

Q: Will I have water service during the project?
A: If the water main that serves your home is being replaced, you will be notified in advance of any non-emergency service outages. Service to homes is temporarily shut down during installation of new service connections to the curb stop and during tie-in connections at the end of the water main installation.

Q: Will there be open trenches at night?
A: No, the site must be left in a safe manner by the contractor and trenches will be protected with orange construction fencing.

Q: Will damage to my lawn be repaired?
A: Yes, lawn areas are graded and seeded until proper growth is achieved.