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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Fire hydrant replacement program begins this week


In continuing the City of Taylor’s efforts to maintain and improve infrastructure, fire hydrants are scheduled to be replaced as part of the 2016 City of Taylor Water Main Rehabilitation Program.  The program begins this week.

ATTACHED is a map showing the fire hydrant locations 

The work will primarily involve the removal and replacement of the fire hydrants, including the supply pipe and valve, and the installation of two new hydrants.  

The City of Taylor has contracted with Bidigare Contractors, Inc. to perform the program.  Wade Trim Associates, Inc., the Consulting Engineer for this Project, will be providing construction inspection oversight and construction engineering assistance.      

Fire hydrant replacements will begin this week (March 20) and continue to the end of March.  There will be barricaded, open, construction pits at the fire hydrant replacement locations as well as construction equipment moving up and down the streets.

Residents may be without water service for a period of time between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. while the contractor replaces the fire hydrant.  Notification of necessary water shut-offs will be distributed the day before to the affected properties.  Please note you will not be left without water service overnight.  

The shutting off/turning on process may cause some reversal of flow in existing mains which will cause circulation of sediment in the existing mains.  This may cause a discoloration that is not harmful to you.  If discoloration occurs, the problem may be corrected by letting your cold water run for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, or until the discoloration goes away.  Also, remove and clean any filters you may have at faucets or connections to appliances as they will trap sediment and result in low flow or pressure until cleaned. We advise residents to not use their washing machines and dishwashers until the water is clear to prevent any possible staining of personal property. We encourage you to call our engineering consultant, Wade Trim, with all construction-related questions or concerns. Call them at (734) 947-9700. Please ask the operator to direct you to the Construction Department and indicate that you are calling regarding the City of Taylor 2016 Water Main Rehabilitation Program.  

If you feel that your problem has not been resolved, please feel free to call Greg Mayhew, City Engineer, at (734) 374-1473, or Dennis McDermott at (734) 374-1451.

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