Water main line should be completed on Meadowlark and Terrace in the next week. Once the main line is installed, it needs to be pressure tested and chlorinated. It’s actually quite a simple test, in that the main is filled with water and pressurized to 150 pounds per square inch (psi). To pass the pressure test, pressure must be held at 150 psi for 2 hours. Once the pressure test passes, the water main gets chlorinated, to disinfect the pipe. Once the chlorination tests pass, the contractor can begin replacing water services. Residents will have their individual service turned off for approximately 2 hours when the contractor works on the service. All homes are receiving a new 1.5” copper service from the water main to the right-of-way (property) line. The contractor will inform each home owner the day of the individual service shut-off.
When a home’s water service is shut off for any amount of time, some air will accumulate in the pipe. When the water gets turned back on, it is good for the resident to slowly turn a faucet back on for a few minutes, allowing the air to escape.