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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Water Main Work Completion Delayed

Owen Sound | by Claire McCormack  

A rainy summer has delayed the end of work on 16th Street West by two weeks.

A rainy summer has delayed the completion of water main work on the western edge of Owen Sound in the Brooke area.

The water main had a history of breaks and needed replacing.

Engineering Services Manager Chris Webb says it's $750,000 worth of work along 16th Street West from 5th Avenue to 8th Avenue.

The City had planned to be finished by the week of September 4th, but Webb is now hoping it will be wrapped up by the 22nd of September.

"There's been a bit of a domino effect; one of their subcontractors  who they were hoping to get on site couldn't make it because they had other commitments and there was a bit of a backlog," says Webb, adding they also encountered some difficulties while entrenching the water main.

He notes 16th Street was closed for a while, but the road is now open to one lane with cars being flagged through.

Webb says residents won't need to worry about a mass interruption to water service. Starting September 7th, they'll be doing interruptions only to the 13 individual houses in Owen Sound as they hook them up to the new water main which has now been cleaned and tested.
 
The water main services 77 people in Georgian Bluffs and 13 in Owen Sound. Only the Owen Sound homes will be hooked up.


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