Missouri American Water (MoWater) has notified the city of their plan to replace the aged water mains along Luckystone Avenue, Brownell Avenue (between Venneman Avenue and N. Sappington Road), and Edwin Avenue (between E. Essex Avenue and Lockwood Avenue).
MoWater has selected EIC to perform the work. EIC plans to begin replacement work along Luckystone Avenue within the next 2 weeks; however, some preliminary work is necessary before water main replacements can take place.
MoWater is taking an aggressive approach to eliminating residential lead service lines, the lines leading from the water main to the house. Therefore, beginning late next week or early the following (April 11-April 20), EIC will be “potholing” at each home along all 3 streets. Potholing is a process where a small hole is dug on either side of each residential shut-off valve, usually located in the front yard (or side for corner lots). The purpose of this work is to identify where lead service lines are located and plan for their replacements. MoWater will replace a lead service line, in its entirety, at no cost to the residents. The small holes will be filled in as the work progresses down each street.
Again, after all potholing work is complete, EIC will begin replacing the water main along Luckystone Avenue, progressing to Edwin Avenue, and finally Brownell Avenue. Aside from potholing, no work will take place along Brownell Avenue until the end of the North Glendale school year, May 24, 2018.
MoWater is requiring EIC to complete all replacement work on or before June 30, 2018, with pavement and yard restorations to follow.
The City of Glendale and MoWater appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time of improvements to our infrastructure.