Construction Advisory
Arbor Court Water Service Line Reconnection

As part of the 2017 Water Main Replacement project, the water service line that serves your property will be replaced from the new water main to a new shut off (b-box) which is usually located in the parkway. The water service installations are expected to begin Thursday, April 20, and we hope to be complete with all services within 3 working days. Just prior to connection of your new service, your water will be turned off for approximately 1 hour. Someone will knock on your door as a reminder just prior to shut off. Start of work could be delayed because of weather
Installation of services for homes is anticipated to be done by directional boring. The directional boring equipment may be situated between your house and the sidewalk (or curb) during the boring process. The contractor will take appropriate measures to minimize disruption and damage to landscaping within your property. Any damage will be repaired as necessary. If directional drilling is not possible, the water service will be installed by the traditional method of open cut excavation.  
Following the connection of your water service to the new water main, our contractor will flush water from your outside faucet for a few minutes. This is important to remove sediment and any discoloration (rust) before it has a chance to enter your home’s plumbing system.  It is also recommended to run the cold water inside the house for 3-5 minutes following reestablishment of service.  Opening one or more faucets and running the water for a brief period is usually all that is required to clear the lines. This will help eliminate any air which may have become trapped in your system and help to prevent possible discoloration of laundry.
If you experience any problems with your water service during or after this process, please call the Public Works Department at (847) 362-3434 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. At other times, use the Police Non-Emergency Number (847) 362-2131, and they will contact the proper personnel for follow-up.
If you have any questions regarding this advisory or the schedule, please contact the Engineering Office at (847) 918-2100 or Joe Kafka (Resident Engineer with Gewalt Hamilton Associates) at (847) 344-4499 between 8:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m.
We appreciate your continued cooperation and patience during this project and apologize for any inconvenience.

Fred Chung, Senior Project Engineer            Joe Kafka, Senior Engineering Technician
Village of Libertyville                                       Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc

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