Berger Excavating has installed, filled, pressure tested and chlorinated the new water main on Lehigh Avenue and the (George Court and Culver Lane) cul-de-sacs east of Lehigh this week. Mid- to late- next week, Berger Excavating is scheduled begin transferring the individual water services from each home on Lehigh Avenue and the (George Court and Culver Lane) cul-de-sacs east of Lehigh from the old water main to the new water main. The morning of the work, the contractor will knock on your door to notify you of the pending water shutoff and give you ample time to use your water. The shutoff will last for 2 to 4 hours on average. Once installed, they will ask you to flush your system, and if no one is home, they will use an outside hose bib connection to flush the new service. If you have discolored water, please open your faucets and flush out the lines and the water should clear up.
Berger Excavating will also continue with the installation of the new water main and fire hydrants on George Court from Lehigh Avenue to Harlem Avenue this week and early next week. Mid- to late next week, Berger Excavating may start working on the water main installation by horizontal directional drilling method on Culver Lane from Lehigh to Harlem Avenue. Horizontal direction drilling is a trenchless method of installing water main used in order to minimize disturbance to the roadways, parkways, and driveways.