7th Street (Main to Commercial) Water Main Replacement

 In City Projects, Public Works News, Water

Summary: The City of Atchison has over 100 linear miles of water mains, another 50 miles of water service lines, about 1200 water valves, 4,000 water meters, 600 fire hydrants, a half a dozen pump stations, five water towers, and a 2 milion gallon storage tank. That infrastructure requires regular maintenance and replacement.

Some of the water mains and valves are over 100 years old and in surprisingly good shape, while others, mostly the small, galvanized water mains installed in the 1950’s and 1960’s, are chronic problems. This annual water main program aims to replace the most problematic small water mains and/or valves throughout the City.

Cost: About $158,000

Funding: This project will be entirely funded by the City of Atchison. The annual budget for small water main replacement projects is typically just $50,000, although this specific project is much more than that.

Location: South 7th Street (Main to Commercial)

      • 21st Street (Main to Birch) – 2014
      • 13th Street (Atchison to Laramie) – 2015
      • K7 (Harper Drive to Liberty Lane) – 2016
      • Ridge Rd (13th to Sunset Place) – 2017
      • S. 7th Street (Main to Commercial) – 2018

Contractor: Schuetz Construction, LLC

Status: Pre-Construction

Construction Start Date: Fall 2018

Completion Date: Year end 2018