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Posted on April 17, 2017 at 12:13 PM by Laura Oldham
The contractor hired by the City working on the new water line on Broadview Avenue is going to begin transferring water services from the old water main to the new water main beginning the week of February 27, 2017.
These transfers will be conducted during normal business hours. While your service is being transferred, the water to your house will be turned off while making the reconnection. This typically takes 1-2 hours.
Our inspector has observed that some of the existing services on your street are galvanized steel pipes from the tree lawn into the house. These galvanized steel lines have far exceeded their design life and have a tendency to become blocked when services are transferred.
Since this portion of the service is beyond the maintenance limits of the City, it will be the homeowner’s responsibility to replace this line if the service cannot be restored due to blockage or failure of the service line.
If you experience low or no water pressure after your service is transferred we recommend first contacting the Columbus Division of Water, 614-645-8276 (Monday Through Friday 7AM-6PM) to request that they check the screen on your water meter for blockage. There is no cost for this service.
If the City of Columbus determines the meter is free of obstructions, the next step would be to contact a licensed water contractor. Some blocked services can be cleared by replacing bends or valves inside your home. However, because of the age of these galvanized steel lines often a new service is needed. Homeowners can work with any licensed water contractor that is approved by City of Columbus and City of Grandview Heights for these repairs, which will be at the homeowner’s expense. For convenience, we have provided the link below for the City of Columbus Citizen Access Portal. Once on this website, select “search for a Contractor”, click on the license type dropdown and select either “Sewer/Water Cont” or “Water Cont”. Once a contractor has been selected please contact the City of Grandview Heights Building and Zoning Department at 614-481-6220 to verify that the contractor is registered to work within the city. https://ca.columbus.gov/CA/
The City understands that this could be an inconvenience and we will do everything possible to minimize the disruption.
Here's the full notice sent out to residents last week.
The purpose of this notice is to inform you that the City recently held a pre-construction meeting for this project and the contractor is eager to begin work. The City’s contractor for the project will be Field’s Excavating and they plan to begin work on your street on Monday, June 20, 2016. The initial work will consist of the installation of a new water main starting at the intersection of Fairview Ave and Third Ave and progressing south to near an existing hydrant in front of 1338 Fairview Ave. During this waterline work you will have access to your driveway at all times except for during the day when the contractor is working right in front of your driveway.
The major portions of the work include:
1. Installation of new Water line
2. Curb & Gutter, Sidewalk and Driveway repair
3. Asphalt Pavement Milling & Replacement
During the entire construction project, access to your driveways will be maintained for the majority of the time, except for a few occasions when work is being done in front of the driveway. Also, for the duration of the project, the road will be closed to all traffic except for those who actually live on Fairview Ave in the construction zone. There will be no parking permitted on Fairview Ave during working hours (7:30 AM to 7:00 PM Monday thru Saturday).
Please notify us if you have either an invisible dog fence or sprinkler system that is located behind the curb so, that we can let the contractor know that you have one so they can try to avoid damaging them during construction.
If you have a special circumstance such as delivery of medical supplies, or if you or any member of your family needs special assistance or assistance with mobility, please contact us so that we can accommodate your needs during this construction project.
The City understands that you will be inconvenienced during this project, and we will do everything possible to minimize the disruption. Your patience and understanding while we complete this project will be greatly appreciated.
The City of Grandview Heights has contracted with E.P. Ferris and Associates to provide construction inspection services for this project. Their representatives will be available on site to address any immediate concerns during construction. Please feel free to approach E.P. Ferris representatives who will be identified with logos on hard helmets and shirts. Additionally if you have any question please feel free to contact E.P. Ferris’ Construction Inspection Manager, Randy Kruger, at 614-774-8214 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.