Water main replacement in Fairfield along highway 1

Published: Mar. 12, 2021 at 1:43 AM CST
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FAIRFIELD, Iowa (KYOU) - This spring and or summer the city of Fairfield is looking to replace 2600 feet of an 8-inch water main along highway 1 starting from 1601 South Main street all the way to Harrison Avenue.

Water Works Superintendent, Steve Redinger, says the reason behind it is to move it to a new location and get better flow south of town.

“The whole purpose for this is to get it from underneath the state highway for one. we had a lot of leaks on this main, it’s probably been there since the late 1800s.”

Redinger says once the project is over the residents on those streets should notice better taste in their water and better quality all around.

“They should see improved flow because during all this construction each person will get a new stop box and a new service to that stop box. Now if we find out they have a lead service line we will notify them and replace it with copper and the rest of their service line if they choose so.”

Construction should begin around April and last a little over a month depending on the weather.

he says there will only be one lane closed at a time during the day and reopen at night.

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