Oakland Street Reconstruction Project
The City is planning to reconstruct West Oakland Street. As part of the contract for this project, the entire road between Gill and Grand River will be completely removed and replaced along with full water main replacement within the same limits.
City of Farmington
Oakland Street Water Main Shutdown
(revised due to weather on 10/15/2021)
On Monday, October 18th, 2021 the water main on Oakland Street will be shut down in order for the contractor, V.I.L. Construction, to complete more connections to the City’s water supply system. In order for these connections to be completed properly, it is necessary for the water main along Wilmarth St., Cass St., and Macomb St. to also be temporarily shutdown periodically so that connections to the new Oakland St. system can be made. In preparation of the water shutdown, we recommend residents fill their bath tubs with water and use a bucket of water to flush their toilets as needed.
These periodic shutdowns will take place anywhere between 7am - 6pm. Please notify one of the contacts below if your water service is out beyond these hours.
There is a possibility that some sediment may be stirred up in the existing service when the water is turned back on. If your water is cloudy or there is sediment, you may need to clean your screens at sink faucets, or flush cold water through a large fixture until it clears up. If the problem persists, please contact the engineering firm at the number below so the problem can be assessed.
Please keep children and pets away from the construction operation. Construction
activities, and the associated equipment that goes with it, is attractive to small children and can be dangerous. Please keep children away from the equipment, removals, mass grading, underground utility installation, hot/fresh asphalt, and wet concrete.
If you have any specific questions regarding this shutdown, please call Mr. Michael McNutt, Project Inspector for OHM, at (313) 516-4735, Mr. Austin Downie, Engineer for OHM, at (734) 466-4437, Mr. Chuck Eudy, DPW Superintendent, Mr. Josh Leach, DPW Assistant Superintendent, at (248) 473-7250, or Mr. Nick Higgins, V.I.L. Construction Underground Superintendent, at (586) 405-5793.