Friday, June 29, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
This is a picture of a gate valve (on its side), which we are using on the project (there are many different types of water main valves). In a public water system, valves can be closed to shut off the water supply to an isolated area if any maintenance needs to be performed . This way, the entire village doesn't have to be without water, only one small area.
After years and years of being in the ground with no protection from dirt and water, the valves of the watermain in the area have experienced a little wear and tear. We are going through and replacing each valve and placing it in a valve vault. A valve vault is just that: a large structure that houses the valve, making it easier for the Water Department to maintain, and helping protect the valve from erosion. This picture shows a new valve at the corner of Center Street and Cherry Street. The reason the water has to be shut off is because we literally have to cut the main in order to replace the valve.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Construction has begun and is going smoothly. The contractor is replacing water valves and fire hydrants along the water main, as well as installing some new hydrants. This should take two to three more days (weather permitting) and then storm sewer installation will begin.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
During the replacement of existing water valves and installation of fire hydrants, the main needs to be shut down in the area. Water will be shut off from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. Wednesday-Friday of this week (June 6-June 9), and all of next week.