The contractor is completing the installation of pipe and fittings on the water main. Next week, the newly installed pipe will be pressure tested and then chlorinated. Once those tests are satisfactory, the contractor will begin installing water services to each house. Residents will have their individual service turned off for approximately 2 hours when the contractor works on the service. All homes are receiving a new 1.5” copper service. The contractor will inform each house the day of the individual service shut off.
When a home’s water service is shut off for any amount of time, some air will accumulate in the pipe. When the water gets turned back on, it is good for the resident to slowly turn a faucet back on and allow the air to escape, which is a very quick process