This project is necessary to replace an old and compromised water main inside the Raspberry Ln subdivision. The water main has repeatedly needed repairs that require half of the community to go without water for extended periods of time. The 8” water main will be replaced throughout the entire street. After installation of the water main, the service line for each of the 48 units will be replaced as well. The service lines provide water to each unit, there is a valve on the service line that allows the water dept. to control water to the units. When the water main and service line replacement is complete, the asphalt and curb and gutter will be replaced. There has been a significant need to replace the hard surfaces on Raspberry Ln for some time. There are significant drainage issues that will be resolved with the replacement. The project is slated to begin mid-July and finish sometime in October or early November.
Phase 1 - Contractors have begun working on two separate phases of Raspberry Lane. (a) The loop closest to the residence on Raspberry Lane (b) the 12 inch pipe on North Monument Lake Road. Some driveway access has been limited. Specific units/residence have been notified via Nextdoor. We will continue to notify residence of all updates via Nextdoor.
Well 3 Redrill Project
Well 3 is one of 9 wells that currently do or could provide water for Town of Monument customers. Well 3 was drilled and put into operation in the early 1970’s. Since that time the well casing has been compromised and started leaking water from one aquifer into another. The State division of water resources very much frowns on this circumstance. Therefore, the well needed to be redrilled. The project Started at the end of April and is anticipated to be finished some time during summer. The new well will have a higher flow rate than the existing well allowing the water dept. to increase production of treated water.
Phase 1 is 80% complete. Some finishing maintenance down the well is pending. Then the piping from the new well head will be connected to the existing meter vault.
Due to water demand we cannot shut off the existing Well 3. Demand will need to drop enough in order to shut the existing Well 3 and complete the tie in.
Water Line Breaks and Repairs
The Water Dept. had a small leak on a water line of the side of Old Denver Hwy. When the dept. exposed the line, it was discovered that it is a special type of material the water line is made of. Town of Monument does not have the ability to work with the type of material. Therefore, we enlisted the help of a local contractor to assist. The repairs were completed late night of June 16th.
On Friday June 18th, another leak was discovered on a water line of the side of Hwy 105 near Jarrito Loco restaurant. When the leak was exposed, we found a service line saddle had corroded to the point that it could not maintain a seal. The saddle was replaced, and Jarrito Loco was put back into service late night of June 18th.
Meter Replacement Project
The Town of Monument contracted with Ratliff Utilities to update residential water meters with cellular devices to improve our water usage. There will be 967 meters replaced. Ratliff Utilities worked with Town of Monument water billing staff to contact residents to schedule upgrades and maintenances.
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