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Bernard & Palm Aves Water Pipeline Relocation and Valve Installation Project

The District’s water distribution mains that provide water to residential customers along Bernard Ave., Palm Ave. and Hall Rd., between Myrtle Ave and Main Street, were previously located within utility easements running along the backside of each of the properties.  Access to these water mains and services for repairs and maintenance was limited due to their location.  This project involved (1) the installation of approximately 2,600 linear feet of new 8-inch PVC water distribution mains location within public rights-of-way, (2) the relocation of 84 water services including water meters to the front of each property, and (3) the abandonment of the old water mains located within utility easements.  This project greatly improved the District’s ability to perform maintenance on the water mains/services that serve these District customers, and also improved the safety conditions and access for District staff when reading meters.  The project also included the replacement/insertion of eight mainline valves located in various locations within the District which were no longer operable. The replacement of these mainline valves improved the District’s ability to isolate localized areas within the District in the event a shut down is necessary.   This project was completed in April, 2015.