Friday, June 29, 2007

Storm sewer mainline

The contractor is almost complete with the main line of the storm sewer. Once complete, they will install all the catch basins and inlets which are located in the curb line.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Dust control

Unfortunately, during a construction project, the site can get quite messy and dusty. A. Lamp will be performing dust controlling operations twice a week (Tuesday and Friday) starting today. Thank you for your patience.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Storm Sewer Installation Begins

A. Lamp began installing storm sewer on Friday, June 15. They started at Center and Cherry and will procede along Greenview and then Briar.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Gate valve

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.

Water main valve vault

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.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

A. Lamp began with tree protection and tree root pruning last week. Underground work should begin by the end of this week. First water main valve replacements, followed by storm sewer installation.