Aug 01, 2020
2021 Project Update:
Construction crews working in the City View community have installed 17,720 feet of new water main in quadrants A – D (pictured below). Crews continue to make significant progress on the project in quadrants A and B (pictured below) on Hayneswoth, Frost, Peace, Ravenel, Thomas and Speed Streets. They have set 12 fire hydrants and 25 new gate valves in place. Additionally, 200 customers have been transitioned to the new water main.
A sign has been placed in the material staging area of the City View community that reads, “Greenville Water investing in your City View community with the help of Rural Infrastructure Authority.”
Building Strong Communities through Commitment
Greenville Water is committed to sustainable community revitalization efforts and supports infrastructure improvements to promote public health, improve the environment and attract development in neighborhoods that have experienced economic challenges.
Most recently, Greenville Water pursued and was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Rural Infrastructure Authority to support an upgrade to the water lines in the City View mill village. Total investment in the City View water main upgrade is $2.4 million. This partnership and investment will provide significant improvements to existing infrastructure, ultimately resulting in improved service, better fire protection in emergencies, and enhanced environmental quality for the community.
Construction activities will generally take place between
8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weekend work is not planned at this time but may be necessary to expedite the project.
Upon completion of the water main installation, restoration of street surfaces, landscaping and grassed areas will be completed by Greenville Water crews or our contractor.
Resolving these issues is important to Greenville Water to provide the level of service that is expected by our customers and to enhance the environmental quality of the community. The project area will impact 34 roads and 1,000 estimated residential customers, all of which are being impacted by the lack of reliable infrastructure.
Phases of a Project
— The new water main will be installed.
— Then the new water main will be flushed to clean out any debris from construction. You may see running water on your street during this process.
— Water samples must be collected and tested.
— Following receipt of clean samples, we will begin tapping you over to the new main.
— Tapovers include the installation of a new meter for your property.
What to Expect
— During all working hours, affected roads will always have at least one 12-foot wide lane of traffic maintained.
— Access to all properties will be maintained but may be difficult at times. Temporary disruption of other utility services (e.g. telephone, cable TV, gas, etc.) is possible, but will be corrected immediately should they occur.
— Expect delays in and around the construction area. Plan travel time accordingly to avoid stress and frustration.
— Noise, dirt and vibrations are normal with this type of construction.
Safety is Priority
We ask that you please keep children away from machinery, trenches and pits at all times to avoid accidents. Follow the speed limit as they are frequently lower than normal in construction zones.
The RIA grant provides Greenville Water the opportunity to support City View’s economic transformation by providing significant improvements that will help strengthen and improve water infrastructure capacity. To do this, Greenville Water has targeted the City View mill village for full main replacement of 17,720 linear feet of new water mains that were installed throughout the neighborhood over the past 70 years.
The mains within the City View neighborhood were not adequately maintained due to poor funding and were in disrepair when they were acquired by Greenville Water in 1995. Resolving these issues is fundamental to providing the level of water service that is expected by customers for the next 50–100 years and to enhance the environmental quality of the community.
If you see a potentially unsafe situation that needs our attention, please contact your Greenville Water Engineering Department at 864-241-6001 immediately.
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