Monday - May 24, 2010

Water Line Work in Gladstone

Water Line Work in Gladstone

During the months of June and July contractors will be inspecting the main water transmission line that travels through Gladstone. The inspection is necessary to assess the condition of the pipeline and determine if it needs replacement. To view a large map showing the existing pipeline please click here.

Two different types of work will be performed.

During the months of June and July contractors will be inspecting the main water transmission line that travels through Gladstone. The inspection is necessary to assess the condition of the pipeline and determine if it needs replacement. To view a large map showing the existing pipeline please click here.

Two different types of work will be performed.

Field leak detection.  Workers from Echologics Engineering Inc. will put hyrdrophones on valves or hydrants (about every 1500 feet) that “listen” for leaks. If the hydrants or valves are further apart than that, they will dig top potholes (small holes to find the pipes and attach hydrophones/sensors on the pipe).  The work may require some traffic control with flaggers if they need to stop traffic, but not likely in most locations. Work will most likely take place between 7 am to 6 pm.

Corrosion assessment. This work will required two engineers to work out in the field for two weeks, no traffic control will be necessary. This work will entail stringing wires between hydrants for about 1500 feet.  The workers will not be in the street unless they have to, and they will work closely with City maintenance because will need to access rectifier cabinets that control the current for the corrosion system.

If you have questions or concerns please call the Water Partnership Hotline at 503-697-6502.