|| Project Status
||The water main project is approximately 85% complete. The remaining work is pressure testing, disinfection, clearance from FDEP, and restoration and paving work.
Approximately one mile of new pipeline will be installed to complete the transmission line that interconnects the two City water treatment plants on the west side of the city to the one water treatment plant on the east side.
Phase one of the new pipeline will start at the entrance to Maitland Community Park at the intersection of Mayo Avenue and Indian Dance Court and will proceed easterly to Arapaho Trail and Thunderbird Trail. Phase two will continue from Arapaho Trail and Thunderbird Trail and continue easterly to Mojave Trail, Mohican Trail and then to water treatment plant four. Water mains will also be replaced on Tuckaseegee Trail, Camelot Road, and Parliament Road.
Construction of the project is anticipated to begin in early February. The duration of the entire project is approximately 240 business days, or eight months.
The majority of the work in phase one through Maitland Community Park will be performed using a technique known as “directional drilling” to minimize the amount of excavation work in the park. Phase two will use a technique commonly referred to as “open cut” which will be necessary as the portion of phase two involves going through residential areas where there are numerous water service lines that feed residential and irrigation meters. The majority of the water main will be installed down one lane of the residential streets along the project path as this allows for the least amount of excavation work and landscape restoration to take place in resident’s front yards and accommodates the mature canopy trees. Any pavement removed for the installation of the new water main will be replaced with a complete overlay of new asphalt on both sides of the street.
Installing the larger transmission water main allows the City to connect the City’s water treatment plants together and provides for redundancy in the water system meaning that each of the City’s three water treatment plants can support one another in the event that a water plant has to be taken off line temporarily.
Ø Water mains do an extremely important job: they transport potable drinking water throughout the City which is also used for irrigation and firefighting.
Ø The City of Maitland has three water treatment plants. Connecting the water treatment plants together through transmission mains provides for redundancy in the water system meaning that each of the City’s three water treatment plants can support one another in the event that a water plant has to be taken off line temporarily.
Ø Project History: The City began planning for this project in the 2014 Capital Improvement Program. Project design, engineering and subsurface utility exploration work was carried out in 2015.
Ø Safety First: The City and its contractor are committed to you and your family’s safety. Maintenance of traffic will be in place.
Ø Thank you in advance for your patience as critical infrastructure undergoes an upgrade!