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SMALL DIAMETER WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT ECKINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 5E

overview

As part of its Capital Improvement Program, DC Water is replacing existing 12-inch and smaller cast iron water mains in various locations throughout the city. Construction for this project will occur in the Eckington neighborhood (see construction location map on back). These efforts will help improve water quality and system reliability, increase water pressure in some areas, and maintain adequate flows throughout the system.

 

scope of work

  • Installation of approximately 6,949 linear feet of 4-inch up to 8-inch water mains
  • Replacement of service lines – including free private side replacement of lead and galvanized iron pipe
  • Replacement of fire hydrants and valves
  • Restoration of all surfaces disturbed by the project construction upon completion of the work

 

schedule

  • Construction start: November 2022
  • Construction completion: February 2023
  • Normal work hours: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday

 

The contractor may, at times, need to work at night or on weekends, dependent upon certain construction activities, or due to inclement weather.

 

important information

  • For all planned temporary water service shut-offs, affected residents will be notified 48 hours in advance. Service interruptions should be minimal.
  • Construction activities such as these may cause temporary discolored water or low water pressure. If you experience discolored water, it is recommended that you flush your cold water tap from the lowest point inside your property for approximately 15 minutes. If your water does not clear after this process, please contact DC Water’s Water Quality and Technology Division, or our 24-hr Emergency/Command Center.

 

traffic

  • Lane closures and flagging operations may be required daily for each phase of construction to maintain traffic in the construction work zone.  All Traffic Control Plans will be approved by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).
  •     Notifications regarding “No-Parking” zones will be posted 72 hours prior to construction, in certain areas in and around the job site, as required by DDOT.

 

partners

DC Water is currently working closely with DDOT to ensure minimal disruption during this project.

Regular updates will also be provided to impacted area customers, Advisory Neighborhood

Commission 5E, Ward 5 representatives in the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services,

and Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie and members of his staff.