Village Green Waterline Extension

The Wood Village Green Waterline Extension and Fire Hydrant project, which was partially funded by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), is substantially complete.

This project extended a dead-end water line on Stanley Street and connected it to Arata Road through the Wood Village Green Mobile Home Park property. This project will improve the circulation within the pipes reducing the amount of sediment that can settle in the pipes. In addition, using the CDBG funds, we were able to add three fire hydrants inside the mobile home park increasing safety and adding fire projection for about 70 residential units in that area.

The waterline installation and connections are complete and paving will occur as weather permits. Although there was additional excavation work, pipeline, fittings and a hot tap to connect the lines, along with a weather delay, the project was still completed within 5% of the initial engineer’s estimate.

The contractor was Emery & Sons Construction, and the total project cost was just over $250,000. This was a great project that not only improved our City’s water system, but added needed fire protection for many residents.