Monday, October 28, 2013

DC Water updates on 1st Street Tunnel project, Small Diameter Water Main Replacement Project, Bryant Street Pumping Station Project

From: Emanuel D. Briggs
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 6:21 PM
Subject: RE: Important Project Updates!!!

Greetings All:
Please see the below updates, by project, in your area:
First Street Tunnel Project
DC Water,  Washington Gas and Pepco are in regular communication and coordinating the relocation and related upgrades to electric and gas utilities in the Bloomingdale area.  Utility relocation in advance of First Street Tunnel construction began on Friday, October 25th.  Pepco began first and will be working in the area from October through January 2014. Washington Gas is expected to begin its work during the first week in November, with all or most work completed by April 2014.  
DC Water has hired the construction firm Skanska-Jay Dee (SKJD) to design-build the First Street Tunnel Project. The SKJD Project Manager has been involved in the utility relocation meetings and after reviewing the current schedule indicated that most of the Pepco & Washington Gas work will be done in enough time so as not to interfere with tunnel construction.  In the interim, DC Water has been active in the community with staff working with homeowners, businesses and property owners focused on the completion of pre-construction surveys. There has been a lull in First Street Tunnel Project public outreach  information since DC Water needs to allow the Contractor time to establish their schedule of activities and confirm the delivery of mitigation requirements already included in the construction contract.  Please be assured that DC Water will  convene neighborhood meetings and work with you and other stakeholders to get the word out prior to the start of the First Street Tunnel Project.
For more information on the First Street Tunnel Project, please contact Tom Lindberg at (202) 787–4738, or by email at
Small Diameter Water Main Replacement Project (2nd Street NW, from Thomas Street to Rhode Island Avenue)
We are still working to complete the portion of our project from Thomas Street to Rhode Island Avenue by the close of November 2013 in order to coordinate with construction activities under the First Street Tunnel Project.
The remaining portions of work, from Rhode Island Avenue to Florida Avenue and on S Street and Seaton Place, are slated for completion in January 2014.
For convenience, below is our proposed schedule of activities:
·         Monday, 10/28 to Wednesday,10/30 – New water main installations
·         Thursday, 10/31 – Pressure tests
·         Friday, 11/1 – Chlorination
·         Monday, 11/4 to Tuesday, 11/5 – Water sampling
·         Thursday, 11/7 to Friday 11/8 – Tie-ins of new mains
·         Monday, 11/11 to Friday, 11/22 – Transfer of individual property service connections over to the new mains
·         Week of 11/25 – Final tie-ins
For more information on this project, please contact Jill McClanahan at (202) 787-2202, or by email at
Bryant Street Pumping Station Discharge Piping Replacement Project
An update on this project will be received by the end of the week, and will be provided to you directly.
Thanks much, and please let us know of other questions, comments or concerns.
Have a wonderful evening.
Emanuel D. Briggs | Manager, Community Outreach, External Affairs | District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority |
5000 Overlook Avenue, SW | Washington, DC 20032 | (202) 787-2003 | (202) 341-7952 (cell) | (202) 787-4122 (fax)
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