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2019 Water Main Replacement Projects  

To improve the reliability of our distribution system, we replace water mains based on an an index we've developed that ranks the condition of each segment of main and its likelihood of failure.  In some cases, water main projects are moved up the list so they are completed prior to a street paving project or major development.  We plan to replace 18 miles of main in 2019.  One mile may not seem like a very long distance to replace, but each mile represents approximately 12 separate projects; 15 miles require administering about 180 contracts each year.  

A main replacement is usually completed in 6-12 weeks during the construction season which runs from April into December, weather permitting.  Track the progress of a project in any street below.  The projects are listed numerically by aldermanic district.

•    When a project contract is awarded, information is mailed to customers affected by the project about what to expect and instructions for street parking during construction. 
•    Just prior to the start of construction, our inspectors go door-to-door to contact residents and businesses with the actual start date, or leave a door hanger indicating the date. 
•    Throughout the project, our staff will make several contacts with customers to notify them of significant stages of the project.

As noted in the Main Replacement Notice letter, during the course of construction, there may be periods of inactivity.  This is temporary and allows time for testing and coordination of multiple projects. Upon completion of the project, we will ensure clean-up and site restoration.

Water mains are made of cast iron, not lead.  The service line connecting the main to the meter may be made of lead.  Water main replacement projects will affect 250 properties with lead service lines in 2019.  In these projects, we sever the service line connection from the old main, replace the lead service line with copper, and connect the new copper service line to the new main.   

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What to expect/Qué se puede esperar 

Parking during construction
Estacionamiento durante la construccion
 

2019 City of Milwaukee Project Location

Ald. District

Start Date

Status

W BOBOLINK AV - N 27TH ST TO N TEUTONIA AV 01 4/3/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
N TEUTONIA AV - 100' S/O W CARMEN AV TO W FLORIST AV 01 3/25/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
       
N 92ND ST  -  W BIRCH AV TO W SILVER SPRING DR 02 5/13/2019 Installing Water Main
N 95TH ST - W SILVER SPRING DR TO W THURSTON AV 02 3/19/2019 Pavement Restoration
W BIRCH AV  -  N 92ND ST TO W BECKETT AV 02 5/14/2019 Installing Water Main
W SHERIDAN AV - N 92ND ST TO N 95TH ST 02 Pending  
       
E WELLS ST / W WELLS ST  -  N BROADWAY TO N 6TH ST 04 Pending  
W WISCONSIN AV  -  N 20TH ST TO N 38TH ST 04 4/23/2018 Work Completed
N 92ND ST - W AUER AV TO W CONCORDIA AV 05 Pending  
W CAPITOL DR - N 1ST ST TO N 2ND ST 06 Pending  
W CAPITOL DR - N 2ND ST TO N GREEN BAY AV 06 Pending Work on Hold
N PORT WASHINGTON RD - W HAMPTON AV TO 150' N/O W HAMPTON AV 06 Pending  
N 38TH ST - W GLENDALE AV TO W COURTLAND AV 07 Pending  
N 39TH ST - W RUBY AV TO W COURTLAND AV 07 5/13/2019 Installing Water Main
N 42ND ST - W GLENDALE AV TO W PECK PL  07 Pending  
N 44TH ST - W GREEN TREE RD TO 530' N/O W GREEN TREE RD 09 Pending  
N 57TH ST - N EDGEWORTH DR TO W LUEBBE LA 09 Pending  
W BRENTWOOD AV - 40' N/O W MILL RD TO N 78TH ST 09 Pending  
W DOUGLAS AV - W KAUL AV TO N SHERMAN BL 09 4/22/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
N EDGEWORTH DR - N HIGHVIEW DR TO W LUEBBE LA 09 5/9/2019 Installing Water Main
N FAIRWAY PL - W PARKLAND AV TO N 55TH ST 09 Pending  
W PARKLAND AV - N 51ST BL TO N EDGEWORTH DR 09 Pending  
S 6OTH ST  - W KINNICKINNIC RIVER PK TO W THURSTON AV 11 4/1/2019 Work Completed
W OKLAHOMA AV - S 49TH ST TO S 60TH ST 11 5/2/2018 Work Completed
       
S 22ND PL - W LAYTON AV TO W BARNARD AV 13 5/7/2019 Flushing, Sampling, Testing
W LAYTON AV - S HOWELL AV TO S 27TH ST 13 5/6/2019 Work on Hold
S CHASE AV - W LINCOLN AV TO W OHIO AV 14 5/16/2019 Work on Hold
W FOND DU LAC AV - W WALNUT ST TO W ROOSEVELT DR 15 4/26/2019 Work Completed
N TEUTONIA AV - W GARFIELD AV TO W GROELING AV 15 4/22/2019 Work on Hold

 

Suburban Retail Customer Projects

Municipality

Start Date

Status

S 92ND ST - W HOWARD AV TO W FOREST HOME AV Greenfield 5/3/2019 Water Alteration
S 108TH ST - W BELOIT RD TO W HOWARD AV Greenfield 6/20/2018 Work Completed
W FOREST HOME AV - S 92ND ST Greenfield 5/3/2019 Water Alteration
W MORGAN AV - S 43RD ST TO W FOREST HOME AV Greenfield 4/5/2019 Work Completed
S 108TH ST - W EDGERTON AV TO W COLLEGE AV Hales Corners 4/4/2018 Work on Hold

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