Waterline Project Replaces Aging Pipe

Posted Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Skagit Public Utility District is scheduled to begin installing 6,125 of new 8-inch pipeline on Old Day Creek Road from “B” Street in Clear Lake to Timber Lane starting September 29. 

The project involves removing the existing 6-inch diameter asbestos cement water main from service and installing new 8-inch ductile iron pipe. Work will also include the installation of new service lines to each property meter, new fire hydrants, a mainline meter, a mainline pressure-reducing valve, and asphalt paving.

The water main along Old Day Creek Road, which is nearly 50-years old and no longer meets current capacity or flow requirements, was due for replacement.

“The project will improve system reliability and a create a redundant source of water to Clear Lake area homes by allowing water to be supplied from two different connections to the District’s water transmission line,” Assistant Engineering Manager Mark Handzlik said.

The $867,000 construction project was awarded to SRV Construction, Inc. and work is anticipated to run through November 2014.

As part of construction activities, traffic will be reduced to a single lane controlled by flaggers.