The following update was emailed on July 3, 2019 by Tesha Humphriss, Project Manager for the City of Ann Arbor. For any questions or concerns with this project (or to be added to her email list of construction updates), she can be contacted at 734-794-6410 ext. 43672, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
As projected, this week Douglas N Higgins continued with new storm sewer installation along Maywood Ave. The contractor is taking a long weekend for the 4th of July and plans to be back on site bright and early on Monday, July 8th.
Next week the water main tie in at Stadium is scheduled for Monday, July 8th. This connection of the new water main to the existing will require a temporary water main shut down that will only impact a few homes near the intersection of Stadium and Maywood – if this planned water main shut down for Monday impacts your house there will be an orange door knocker left on your door.
The individual house water service transfers are scheduled to start next Wednesday, the 10th of July. The contractor and the City of Ann Arbor public works crews will dig up the service leads for each house and transfer your service from the old water main to the new. This service transfer will result in a temporary (less than 30 minutes) water shut off in the home that is being transferred. You will not receive an orange door knocker for each individual house water service transfer, we will be knocking on doors as necessary to keep residents informed when service transfers will occur at your home.
When the water is turned back on, please run cold water from your outside spigot for a few minutes to release any iron deposits stirred up during the transfer. If after the transfer, you notice a lack of water pressure, please call customer service (734-794-6320) to schedule the meter shop to inspect your meter screen. They sometimes get clogged by the minerals released by the old water main when the transfer occurs.
Please let me know of any concerns or questions, and I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July!
I previously posted about this project here: