Skiver Main Replacement

TVWD is replacing water mains along a section of SW Skiver Street and some of the adjoining side streets. Construction began May 6 and will take approximately eight weeks to complete.Skiver Main Replacement

What is TVWD doing?

TVWD is replacing the water main serving customers in this area in advance of a Washington County road resurfacing project.

This originally included installation of approximately 650 feet of a new main and valves to better serve customers in this neighborhood. After starting, crews determined additional water main replacements are needed due to condition of the existing pipes. This project is now replacing approximately 1,300 feet of water mains.

Service Disruptuions Starting Monday, June 17

Installation of the new water main serving customers along SW Skiver Street is nearly complete and crews are performing final inspections and water quality testing. Following water quality testing, we'll be ready to start connecting customers to the new water main.  

What does this mean for your water service?
If you live within the project boundary, your home will be connected to the new water main in the coming days. Crews will start connecting homes on June 17 at the western end of the project boundary and work eastward connecting homes to the new water main.

  • Starting Monday, June 17 at the western project boundary of SW 204th Place & SW Skiver Street
  • This requires a service shut off lasting 15-30 minutes
  • Door hangars will be placed on homes at least one day in advance of each home's shutoff for connection to the new water main

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What Is the Timeline?

Construction began May 6. The construction process is expected to take approximately eight weeks, followed by final road paving. Please note that timelines are subject to change due to a variety of factors.

Why now?

The existing water main is deteriorating, with previous leaks and is now a priority replacement project.

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.

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 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 SW Skiver Street & SW 203rd Place will be limited to one lane or controlled by flaggers.

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

Once the new water main is installed, individual water services will be connected to the new line. Your water will be temporarily turned off for 15 to 30 minutes to connect your home to the new main.

When the entire project is complete, TVWD will disconnect the original water main. That process requires a service disruption of four to six hours.

Water service disruptions are scheduled in the middle of the day when most residents are away from home. It is TVWD's goal to minimize the water service disruption time for all customers. You will be notified at least 48 hours in advance of when service disruptions are planned.

Updated June 11, 2019