First Ave. water main project to help increase water to north side

First Ave. water main project to help increase water to north side

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Property owners on the north side learned about the upcoming First Avenue water main replacement project on Wednesday.

Evansville Water and Sewer Officials gave an overview of the upcoming project at Ivy Tech.

The project will include 7,900 feet of new four-inch to 36-inch water main from Eichel Avenue to Colonial Avenue and will shut down two lanes of First Avenue. The goal is simple: increase the water supply to the north side.

Disruption in water service should be minimal, according to an official.

“For homeowners it’ll be more like a 24 to 48 hour notice, the disruption should only be four to six hours in normal conditions unless they run into complications,” explained EWSU Directpr Allen Mounts.

The project is scheduled to bid in late 2019, with construction beginning in early 2020.

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