Friday, September 18, 2015

City of Lake Worth begins 2-inch water pipe replacement project

[From Larry Johnson, Water Utilities Director:]

Mayor, Vice-Mayor and Commissioners:

The City’s water utility staff began in-house construction of the first phase of the 2 inch steel water pipe replacement project this week. A 2 block section of pipe between 13th Ave. N and 15th Ave. N is being replaced in District 3, east of Federal. This piping segment is being replaced first because of many breaks that have occurred at this location. The attached photos show the city crew at work.  

This project is the first of a six year project to replace the 2 inch steel water piping throughout the city, which was approved by the City Commission. The City has requested a State Revolving Fund Loan to fund this project, because it has lower interest than normal loans. The design of the first phase is complete, and construction of the remainder of Phase 1 will be done in FY 2016. 

Larry A. Johnson
Water Utilities Director