Arlington Water Utilities Completes 2019 Water Main Replacement Program
By Traci Peterson, Arlington Water Utilities
Posted on September 29, 2020, September 29, 2020

Water Project Update

Arlington Water Utilities recently completed its 2019 Water Main Replacement project, which resulted in the renewal of about 14,600 feet (2.8 miles) of 6-inch to 12-inch water mains throughout the city.

The locations were chosen based on histories of water main breaks and other maintenance data. Completion of the $2.6 million project will reduce maintenance and improve water service to the areas involved.

Locations included in the 2019 Water Main Replacement project included:

  • South Collins Street, between East Park Row Drive and East Pioneer Parkway
  • Neighborhoods west of Daniel Drive extending to Ozark Drive, between East Timberview Lane and B.C. Barnes Park.
  • Chestnut Drive between Spring Drive and Ravinia Drive
  • South Fielder Road, between Azalea Drive and West Park Row Drive, and a portion of the 1500 block of West Park Row Drive.

The Arlington City Council approved a contract for the Water Main Replacement project with Murphy Pipeline Contractors in June 2019.

During the work, existing 6-inch, 8-inch and 12-inch water mains were replaced with new 8-inch or 12-inch mains. Murphy Contractors used a trenchless method of main replacement that involves pulling new water main through existing pipe. This process requires limited excavation, which minimizes construction time and disruption to customers.

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