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Elm Street residences to get updated water line connections


September 19, 2018

Sean C. Morgan

THE CITY OF SWEET HOME is seeking bids to move 24 water service connections in this area, the intersection of 17th and Elm Street, from a leaky old 2-inch main to a newer, larger main installed decades earlier. The project will include abandonment of the 2-inch line.

By Sean C. Morgan

Of The New Era

The Sweet Home City Council last week approved a project to abandon an old 2-inch water main along the eastern end of Elm Street and move service connections there to a previously installed replacement line.

Decades ago, when the city installed 4-inch and 6-inch water mains in the area around the eastern end of Elm Street, it didn't move service connections from the older 2-inch lines.

The city has about 170 service connections to 2-inch lines that were replaced but not abandoned at the time of construction, said Public Works Director Greg Springman during...

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