Construction work. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island

Construction work. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island

Water system upgrade projects have begun; work expected to continue through the summer

2020 water system improvements, enacted by Oceanside Construction, began June 15.

  • Friday, June 19, 2020 12:00pm
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On June 15, the city of Mercer Island’s contractor, Oceanside Construction, launched a water-system summer project in the vicinity of Fruitland Landing and St. Monica School.

According to the city, work is slated to go until around September. Fruitland Landing will be specifically focused on until mid-July.

Mercer Island officials evaluate various components of the water system on a regular basis to ensure that the infrastructure remains in good condition and maintains adequate capacity to provide water to customers, according to a city release.

“As water mains age, they need upgrading to improve the system’s structural integrity and reliability and improve water flow for fire suppression,” stated the release. “Other piping to capture stormwater (rainfall) also periodically needs replacing.”

The summer project, whose reach can be looked at via a map shared by the city, includes the following elements:

  • Replace 1,400 feet of water mains
  • Replace 34 water service connections to homes
  • Replace eight city fire hydrants
  • Install 180 of new stormwater piping and six catch basins
  • Roadway restoration and repaving

Neighbors who will be affected by the work have been notified, according to the city.

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