Damascus Main Replacement

Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) will replace the water main along NW Damascus Street. Construction is scheduled to begin March 19 and expected to take four weeks to complete.

What is TVWD doing?NW Damascus

TVWD will install a new section of water main and an additional fire hydrant. The project includes installation of approximately 760 feet of new water main, necessary valves, and reconnection of all water services and side street connections within the project boundary on NW Damascus Street.

Next Steps

TVWD has completed the installation of a new water main serving portions of NW Damascus Street and transitioned customers to the new water main. A paving contractor will be hired in the coming days to perform final road paving within the areas dug for open-trench pipe installation. 

Final road paving dates will be announced when available

  • Large equipment will be onsite in advance of the paving
  • Parking restrictions will be posted and announced to allow safe space for paving equipment to opperate
  • All dates may change due to weather, rescheduling will be announced via email

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Additional notifications will be delivered in person or by door-hanger.

What Is the Timeline?

Construction is scheduled to begin March 19, 2019. The construction process is expected to take approximately four weeks, followed by final road paving depending on weather conditions.

Why now?

The existing water main is deteriorating and is a high priority replacement project. Water main breaks often result in boil water notices, which are a large inconvenience to customers. Any future breaks that result in complete loss of pressure will require boil water notices.

Upgrading this water main helps provide reliable water service into the future, reduces the chance of leaking and broken water mains, and provides greater fire protection coverage. The proposed replacement includes a section of eight inch main up to the new fire hydrant and a three inch main beyond.

How does this affect me?

Depending on your property type and use, this project will affect you in different ways and times:

Working Times

Work will occur between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Work may periodically occur outside of these times if approved by Washington County.

Traffic Disruptions

Vehicular and pedestrian access within the project area will be limited at times during construction. TVWD will work to maintain access to private driveways throughout the project. Temporary driveway access may be provided by placing steel plates over the exposed work areas while that section is being installed and/or connected, typically lasting one day.

This project will include times when the intersections on NW Damascus Street will be affected.

General Construction Disruptions

During construction, heavy equipment and materials will be located in the work area. These areas will be clearly marked with cones and/or caution tape. When construction is occurring noise and dust may be present.

Water Service Disruptions

No further water service distruptions are required for this project.

Updated May 8, 2019