This project will upgrade the deteriorated water services and saddles at various locations on the east side of Petaluma to current standards to reduce maintenance costs and increase the reliability of water services.
The water services installed throughout the 1970's and early 1980's included polybutylene "blue-tube" piping from the main to the water meter. Polybutylene is a form of plastic resin pipe with fittings that scale and flake and become brittle, causing micro-fractures that result in pipe failure. Maintenance personnel are continuously replacing these old pipes as the service and saddles fail.
The Water Services Replacement Project 21/22 C67502121 is located at various location on the east side of Petaluma including, Garfield Dr, Aaron Ct, Parkland Way, Mari Ln, and Willow Dr.
Traffic Impacts & Benefit
During construction traffic control measures will be in place to manage traffic flow in the area as well as protect the work areas. Parking along the streets may be impacted to ensure traffic flow through the area is maintained. Access to driveways and properties will be preserved at all times throughout the project. The City will make every effort possible to minimize traffic impacts to businesses/residents; however, please plan for some delays in the area and travel carefully through the work zone.
The project is currently under construction. The contractor has completed the water service replacements on Samuel Dr. and is starting work on Garfield Dr. (From E. Washington St. to Casa Grande Rd) Monday, January 30th. Work is anticipated to to be complete in April 2023. After Garfield Dr., the contractor is scheduled to begin work on Alhambra Court which is anticipated for May 2023 construction. Next up are Parkland Way and Willow Dr, which are anticipated for June 2023 construction. Lastly, work on Maria Dr. (between Rainier Ave and S. McDowell Blvd.) is anticipated for July 2023 construction
The project is funded through Water Capital.