Stages of construction
Ever wonder what happens when we dig up the road to work on water mains and other pieces of water infrastructure? Here's what happens at each step of the way.
Hover over or tap the blue and white circles to find out more about each stage in construction.
What to expect during construction
Our contractor will excavate the ground to start the work. After it's complete, the City will work to restore the affected streets, alleys and sidewalks. In some cases, the finished alley pavement width will be increased slightly to conform to current City standards or pavement elevations may be changed to improve overall drainage. Some restorative landscaping may be done on the City's property between the pavement/sidewalk and your property line.
Construction sites can be dangerous places. Please
do not let anyone, especially children, enter the work area. Equipment and materials will also be stored near the construction site. Barricades are set up for your protection and for the protection of our workers. It is illegal to move these barricades at any time.
Access to your property and your alley may be limited during the construction period. Road closures will be clearly marked with signage and barricades to keep our workers and the public safe. There may be parking restrictions during construction.
If construction takes place in the alley where your garbage is normally collected, garbage pickup will be temporarily moved to the front street. The garbage collection schedule will remain the same. Pick up on the street will continue until the alley is paved and barricades are removed.
You may experience a water outage during any of the construction projects listed above. Here's how to
prepare for planned and unplanned water outages.
Temporary water lines
If we need to shut off your water during construction and we hook you up to a temporary water line, there will be
no consumption charge for water provided through the temporary line. You will only pay the monthly basic charge for water supply.
Customers directly adjacent to the construction or whose water service will be impacted will receive hand-delivered notices with more information, including contact information.