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27224 144th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98042
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Water District #111, King County
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Dedicated to provide the best quality water to the Lake Meridian area at the lowest possible price.

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06/15/18
2018 AC Watermain Replacement Project

Consists of the installation of approximately 2,525 lineal feet of new 8" ductile water main, fire hydrants, water service lines and appurtenances to replace aging and undersized facilities.  For Open House and Construction information see 'General Interest' in the 'Forms' Section.

07/31/18
2018 Water Main Replacement Update #1

The District's Water Main Replacement Project is scheduled to start Wednesday, August 1, 2018. The project consists of the installation of 2,525 ft of new 8” Ductile Iron waterline, along with fire hydrants, new water services, meters and boxes. The project is expected to take approximately two months to complete.

The project location is as follows. It starts at the intersection of SE 267th St and 148th Ave SE, then heads west along SE 267th St towards SE 264th St, then west on 266th St towards 146th Ave SE, then north on 146th Ave SE, then west again on SE 264th St towards 144th Ave SE, then north on 144th Ave SE for another 300 feet. The District's contractor, Kar-Vel Construction, will start construction Wednesday, August 1st at the intersection of 148th Ave SE and SE 267th St. He will be heading west, then north on SE 267th St. towards SE 266th St for the first 7-10 days.

There will be several small water main shutdowns during this project to accommodate the water main construction and connections to the new water system. Our goal is to notify you in person at least 24 hours in advance before a scheduled water shutdown so you have adequate time to prepare. Our process is to go door-to-door and deliver the notice in person. If no contact is made at home, a door hanger will be placed on the main door facing the street.  The notice will include the date of shutdown, approximate length of time water will be off and the District contact phone numbers for questions or concerns.

The actual shutdown procedure is to shut off at the water meters first to prevent the customer’s lines from back flow and backsiphonage into the water main before we shut down the main. This should also minimize any discolored water and/or air from entering your service line once the water is turned back on. When water service is restored, the main water line valves will be turned back on and flushed to remove any air and/or discolored water. After that, we will begin turning on each customer’s water service slowly at their water meter. We will make every attempt to flush any air/water from your service line to the house from your front outside hose-bib if present. Once water service is restored, you are advised to flush each cold water appurtenance in your house to avoid any air or discolored water due to your internal plumbing. After that, do a short flush of the hot water at each location. A key here is to do hot water flushing last, to avoid any air or discolored water from entering your hot water tank.

In order to provide better communication and minimize the impact on our customers, we will be providing Construction Project Updates every Friday afternoon during the course of construction. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the District office at (253) 631-3770, General Manager Chris Hall at (206) 793-5016 or Operations Superintendent Brent Lewis at (253) 495-8994.

We want to thank you in advance for your patience during this construction as we try to better serve you by providing newer more reliable water service and increased water line sizes which provides your service area greater water supply for fire flow capacity.

08/03/18
2018 Water Main Replacement Update #2

The District contractor, Kar-Vel Construction, has excavated and installed 550' of new 8" ductile iron watermain on SE 267th St.  Next week (Mon - Fri) they will begin excavation at approximately 14611 SE 267th St and head towards SE St, then west on SE 266th St heading towards 146th Ave SE, then North on 146th Ave SE.  By Friday, August 10th they should be in the area of 14524 SE 264th St.Please keep in mind, this is an approximate work area and timeline.  Monday thru Thursday the intersections of SE 266th and 146th SE as well as SE 266th and SE 267th will be congested due to tight work areas.  If you are able to assecc your property from either end and avoid those intersections, if would be advisable.

Thank you in advance for your patience during this construction as we try to better serve you by providing newer more reliable water service and increased water line sizes which provides your service area greater water supply for fire flow capacity.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the District office at (253) 631-3770, General Manager Chris Hall at (206) 793-5016 or Operations Superintendent Brent Lewis at (253) 495-8994.

08/13/18
2018 Water Main Replacement Update #3

In order to provide better communication and minimize the impact on you, our customers, this is Project Update #3. Additional important details on the schedule/timeline, along with how the actual water service shutdowns will affect you, is provided in previous project Update #1 and Update #2.

          Currently the District contractor Kar-Vel Construction has excavated and installed 2,000’ of new 8” ductile iron water main. The contractor will be installing the last 500’ of 8” watermain Monday through Wednesday (August 13-15th) this week. They will install about 250’ heading west on SE 264th street to the 144th Ave SE intersection, then another 250’ north along 144th Ave SE. towards SE 263rd Street.

            Thursday and Friday (August 16th & 17th), the contractor will be going back along the route and installing all the new Fire Hydrants. If all goes well, they will be flushing, pressure testing and chlorinating the new water mains on Friday, August 17th. Once that is done, water samples will be taken early next week on the new watermain and sent to the labs to ensure the new water system is safe for use. The new water main connections and shutdowns will be starting by the middle and end of next week.

            Again, please remember this is an approximate work area and timeline schedule and another update will be provided by the end of the week, informing you as to what to expect the following week. You will be provided a minimum 24 hour advance notification of any water service shutdown to your home.

            Thank you for your patience during this construction as we try to better serve you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the District office at (253) 631-3770, General Manager, Chris Hall at (206) 793-5016, or Superintendent Brent Lewis at (253) 495-8994.

09/21/18
2018 Water Main Replacement Update #4

The District contractor, Kar-Vel Construction, has installed the new 8" ductile iron water main and fire hydrants throughout the entire project.  As of September 19, 2018, the new water services have been installed and landscape restoration has begun.

On September 20, 2018, Kar-Vel Construction began patching the roadway and driveway approaches on 267th working their way North through the project.  Weather permitting, final asphalt grinding and overlay is scheduled for Monday, Sept 24th through Thursday, Sept 27th.  You should expect minor traffic delays during this time.

On Monday, September 24th the final water main shut down is scheduled from the intersection of 268th St and 148th Ave SE then south to the City of Kent's Lake Meridian boat launch in order to remove an old water main valve cluster.

Thank you for your patience during this construction as we try to better serve you.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office at 253-631-3770, General Manager Chris Hall at 206-793-5016, or Operations Superintendent Brent Lewis at 253-495-8994.

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