Missouri American Water announced the start of construction to replace nearly 4,400 feet of ageing water main, originally installed in the 1960s.
The work began in mid-June to improve water service reliability for customers.
“We’re proactively investing to replace pipes that are reaching the end of their useful life to keep water flowing to our customers, to enhance fire flows for our local firefighters, and support the reliability of our water service year-round,” said Brent Haas, manager of operations for Missouri American Water.
The Moreland Avenue project consists of installing approximately 2,100 linear feet of 8-inch PVC pipe to replace the current 6-inch ductile iron pipe on Moreland Avenue from Moreau Drive to the end of the street.
Phase three of the Southwest Boulevard project consists of installing nearly 2,300 linear feet of 12-inch PVC pipe to replace the current 6-inch, 8-inch and 12-inch cast iron pipe along Southwest Boulevard just south of Missouri American Water’s Southwest Booster station near Swifts Highway to Thompson Street.
Both projects include replacing all crossings, hydrants, valves, and services within the scope of each project. Weather permitting, work will be completed in August.
Final restoration is expected to be completed 90 days following the construction phase.
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