Watson Street Watermain - Improve Fire Flow - 16WTR23

Construction Ward - 9

Contractor - Bates Utility Company, Inc.

Project Description

This project will improve flow in the area along Watson St., making connection to a 16 inch main which lies south of Lindenwood Drive and north of the Lindenwood University campus stadium. This project was identified as a high priority fire flow improvement in the 2011 Water Master Plan.

Project Location

Watson Street, South of Lindenwood Drive & North of Lindenwood University Stadium

Contact Information

Coralie Stueber
Project Manager

Current Project Activities

  • Preliminary Plan design completed in August 2016
  • Survey notices were issued in May 2016
  • Project charter was approved in January 2016
  • Preconstruction meeting was held on June 19, 2017
  • Bates Utility Company placed no parking signs and began potholing for utilities in late June
  • Construction began the week of June 25, 2017
    • The week of July 16, crews completed the connection of a new 12 inch main to the existing 16 inch main near the Lindenwood Student Athlete Center
    • Crews made two water main tap connections on Kingshighway the week of July 23
    • The week of August 6, crews laid new water main up Watson to Anderson Street
    • The week of August 20, crews have installed the new main up to Gamble
    • The week of September 11, the new 12 inch water main passed pressure testing at 155psi
    • The contractor completed pressure testing the new water main the week of October 9.
    • During the week of October 23, all water services on Watson were moved to the new 12 inch main
    • Project was substantially complete in December 2017

Project Timeline

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Project Progress

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Project Budget

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