TIFFIN, OH–Aqua has announced plans that will replace and increase the size of 950 linear-feet of water main along McCollum Street and Greeley street in Tiffin. Crews will increase the size of the main from six-inch to eight-inch in diameter and install two new fire hydrants. The $416,600 project will begin on March 11 and end in June.

“Our goal is to deliver reliable, safe water to our customer’s tap every day,” said Aqua Ohio’s Area Manager Scott Ballenger. “Part of fulfilling that goal is the continuous evaluation of our distribution system and replacement of sections that are reaching the end of their useful life.”

Ballenger also said the cast iron pipe is being replaced with ductile iron which is stronger and more corrosion resistant. Five new valves will also be installed to help isolate sections of the main for future maintenance or repairs.

The project will begin at the intersection of McCollum Street and East Perry Street and proceed the length of McCollum to Greeley Street. Work will then continue east along Greeley Street to in front of eight homes to 43 Greeley Street.

Through traffic and parking on the street will be restricted but will be limited to the immediate, active construction area. Crews will maintain access for residents but short-term delays are possible. Final lawn restorations will be completed early in the fall. The 19 customers receiving new service lines will experience short-term service interruptions while their services are connected to the new main near the end of the project. Those customers will be notified by Aqua in advance of the planned interruptions.

Underground Utilities Inc. of Monroeville, OH was selected to construct the project. In addition to this $416,600 investment, Ballenger said the company expects to spend approximately $4 million in the Tiffin area this year and more than $65 million across Aqua’s 40 Ohio systems.

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