2019 Surface Water Repairs

City Moving Forward with Summer 2019 Surface Water Repairs and Replacement
Posted on 05/15/2019
An image of surface water pipe repairsTwenty sites in Mill Creek will undergo surface water pipe repairs or replacement this summer. The City Council approved a contract with Road Construction Northwest, Inc. at its May 14 meeting for construction of the project in the amount of $749,325.

The total summer 2019 construction project, including inspection work, is estimated to cost $1,064,055. The total construction contract time is 65 working days. The City anticipates that most repairs will begin in July when surface water flows are lowest.

The work will focus on repairing or replacing 18-inch in diameter or larger pipes that are high risk and in need of immediate repair. Of the surface water pipes that have been scoped and reviewed over the last several years, the pipes identified for this summer are classified as “F” failures. This means that the pipe is in poor condition and its potential failure could have a negative effect on life and/or property, pose a risk of environmental damage, or would obstruct access to critical infrastructure.

Specific neighborhoods will be notified when construction is slated to begin. Construction is slated to take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., though hours within that window of time may vary at each specific location. While the locations of certain projects may be just in front of one or two residences, the traffic along the street will be impacted due to construction equipment and crews. Cars should be moved off the street adjacent to project sites. The crews will not block driveways.

Of the pipes to be repaired, a handful will be handled by other utility providers that inadvertently impacted the stormwater pipes. The utility providers are paying for these repairs. Those project areas handled by other utilities are outside of Mill Creek’s control for scheduling. The work is planned to occur this summer, but the schedule is handled by another party.

More information about the 2019 surface water program, including the specific sites that are impacted, is available on the City’s website at www.cityofmillcreek.com/2019surfacewater.