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NOTICE LETTERS SENT TO AFFECTED RESIDENTS JANUARY 2023
Contractors will soon begin working a multiple phase water main replacement & improvement project in East China Township.
Receipt of this letter does not mean that work will be taking place at your home or property. But water service reductions/shutdowns may be needed near your home to shut down a water main on an adjacent street. Project completion is tentatively scheduled for summer of 2024. You will be notified by DPW staff prior to any interruptions in water service. as well as any boiled water advisories. Details regarding water service restrictions will be included in the notice of interruption. Maps showing the locations of these projects are available at: www.eastchinatownship.org.
The four projected phases are as follows:
PHASE 1: Complete replacement of all water mains installed in 1945.
REASON: This water main and control valves have reached their useful life expectancy. To deliver water efficiently & reliably to our residents, new main lines, valves, fire hydrants, & service connections will be installed.
PHASE 2: Replacement of existing high priority water main valves.
REASON: Existing “double disk” style valves have become obsolete & unreliable due to age and material degradation. Contractors will isolate an existing valve through valve operation or “line stopping” to allow for the removal of the old valve and replacement with a new “resilient wedge” style valve. The new valves will allow our operators to reliably and effectively isolate segments of water main for repairs and flushing.
PHASE 3: Abandonment of undersized water main.
REASON: A segment of 6” diameter water main installed in 1945, will be disconnected from our distribution lines and abandoned. Homes whose water service is currently connected to the undersized water main will be transferred to a 12” distribution main that was installed parallel to the 6” main in 1987.
PHASE 4: Rehabilitation of master meter vaults.
REASON As we continue to conserve resources, water accountability continues to be a high priority. As we continue to improve our water systems reliability, tracking water use and efficiently isolating & repairing water leaks is essential. This phase will involve the rehabilitation of the existing meter vaults located at Bree Rd/St.Clair Hwy and Recor Rd and include installation of new master meters for China Township. The new master water meters will allow for accurate tracking of water use and movement between the two partnered communities.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work together towards the completion of this project. For questions regarding this water main project, please leave a message at (810)-765-8879 ext. 131. We will return your call as soon as possible.