November 22, 2017

West Michigan Avenue Water Main Repair

Monday September 11, 2017 - Thursday September 14, 2017

 

On Monday September 11th, the City of Marshall will be digging on Michigan Ave. between Jefferson St. and Eagle to repair a water leak.  This work may require us to shut down the water for a period of time while we make our repairs.  Work is scheduled to begin around 8 pm and may take a few hours to complete.  East bound traffic will be diverted to one lane on the south side of Michigan Ave. between Fountain Circle and Jefferson and west bound traffic will be down to one lane from the Jefferson to Eagle.  Work is being slated for Monday night to coincide with MDOT work at the Fountain Circle.  There will be no parking on the north side of Michigan Ave. between Jefferson and Eagle until repairs are made and the road is put back together.  This closure may last until Thursday September 14th to allow concrete and asphalt to be installed and cure. We understand that this is a major inconvenience and our crews will work as fast as they possibly can to get this work done in a safe and expedient manner. 

 

After work is complete, and depending on a water shutdown, the water will be turned back on and flushed to remove any air or sediment in the lines.  After water has been restored it may be necessary to issue a boil water advisory.  This advisory will have instructions on how to use water while it is in effect.  Samples will be taken from the water main and sent to our lab to make sure that the water is safe to drink.  Once samples are in the lab it may take up to 48 hours to determine if the samples are negative for harmful bacteria.  A notice will be sent to every residence affected when samples have been approved and the water is safe to drink.

 

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this work has caused. 

If there are any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the City of Marshall Water Dept. at 269-781-2210 or email aambler@cityofmarshall.com.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to improve the water system for our residents.

 

 

Aaron Ambler

Water Superintendent

City of Marshall

 

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