Water main improvements in Lake Forest Park

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

In February of last year, Shoreline Water District’s Board of Commissioners identified the potential for obtaining a very low 1.5% interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), which helps to fund improvements to public water systems.

The District applied for funding, with the goal of replacing the last of the steel water main (piping) remaining in Shoreline Water District’s system with ductile iron piping–the new industry standard due to its longevity (in excess of 100 years), lack of water leak issues, and certification as a sustainable product by the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability.

In April 2012, the State Department of Commerce granted the District’s requested funding, and the engineering design contract was awarded to Murray, Smith and Associates (MSA). In May 2013, the construction portion of the contract was awarded to Earthwork Enterprises, Inc. in the amount of $357,245.00 plus sales tax—an amount that was $130,000 less than the original engineer’s estimate.

When complete by September, this project will replace the last of the remaining 4” steel mains (piping) that have experienced several leaks over the past 6 years with 2,120 feet of 8″ ductile iron main (piping) along NE 185th Street, 29th Avenue NE, NE 187th Street, and 28th Avenue NE, along with the installation of additional fire hydrants.


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