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2012 Water Main Cleaning and Lining


Project Type:
Most of the City’s water main pipes were installed prior to the 1970’s and made of unlined cast iron pipe. All pipes installed since the 1970’s are made of ductile iron that comes from the factory with a cement lining on the inside. With time, unlined cast iron mains build up rust deposits on the inside, which decreases the flow of water and sometimes makes the water discolored. We will scrape the rust out of the pipes and install a liner that keeps the water clear and prevents new rust from forming. This will extend the life of the pipes as well as improve the water appearance and flow of water through the pipes.

Because the water main must be empty for the work, each building that taps into the water mains that are being worked on will be supplied with a temporary water line. The water in the temporary pipes will be sampled throughout the project to make sure that the water meets drinking water standards.

This work will not be assessed to the property.

Project Limits:

1 – Riverside Ave – From 23rd Ave S to Cedar Ave

2 – Lyndale Ave S - From Minnehaha Creek to 56th St S

3 –Nicollet Ave S – From Lake St to 36th St S

4 – Page Area – From Minnehaha Creek to Diamond Lake Rd and 54th St E

5 – Shingle Creek South-From Penn Ave to Humboldt Ave and from railroad tracks to 44th Ave N

6 - Glenwood Ave N –From  Dupont Ave to Logan Ave

7 - Edmund Blvd- From 38th St E to 42nd St E

8 - Morgan Ave S- From Cedar Lake Rd S to Lauren

9 - Pierce St NE- In between 13th AVE NE and Broadway ST NE



Maps for each project location are available HERE


Construction Start Date:

Construction will begin on April 23rd 2012: 

Riverside Ave – May 14th – May 17th, June 12th – June 14th

Page Area (Phase I) – May 18th – May 22nd , May 29th – June 11th

Nicollet Ave S – May 23rd – May 25th , July 16th – July 19th  

Shingle Creek South - June 15th – June 19th , August 2nd – August 10th

Page Area (Phase II) – July 2nd – July 6th, July 13th, July 20th – August 1st     

Lyndale Ave S – July 9th – July 12th

Glenwood Ave N – September 7th – September 14th

Edmund Blvd- September 17th – September 26th

Pierce St NE- September 27th – September 28th

Morgan Ave S- September


Length of Construction:

Construction will occur during the summer of 2012 with completion expected before October.


Traffic Impact:



Contacts:  Project Engineer: Robert Ervin  612-673-5509

General Foreman: Mark Ebert  612-673-5410

Project Updates:
Look for updates here.

(Note: Project information may change due to scheduling, weather, or other factors outside of our control. Listings will be updated as new information becomes available.)  Citizens concerned with pedestrian access during construction should contact the project manager directly.

Last updated Jan 8, 2013



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