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Oakland Street Water Main Shutdown scheduled for Sept. 16 & 17

The water main on Oakland Street between Gill and Grand River will be shut down and disconnected from the City’s water supply system on Sept. 16 and 17.  Contractor, V.I.L. Construction, will begin construction in preparation of the new water main. In order for this disconnection to be completed properly, it is necessary for the water main along Gill Rd., Earl Ct., Pickett St., Wilmarth St., Macomb St., and Cass St. to be temporarily shutdown periodically so that disconnections from the existing 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 for more than five 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. Updated information will be handed out and attached to your front door as necessary




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