The plastic water main pipe was installed yesterday through the tunnel that was directionally drilled. The method is called Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD). This process involves pushing a reamer through the ground in the location that the new water main will go, slightly larger than the pipe to be used for the water main. Once this tunnel is created, the pipe is pulled through it in one long line. The contractor plans to connect this new pipe to the existing water main at Windsor and Central. Due to this operation, the intersection will be closed on Monday starting at 7 AM and will last most of the day. We ask residents to please plan accordingly.
Next week, the contractor will continue working on the water main, installing a valve at the north end of the project, as well as the fire hydrants.