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Posted on March 1, 2017 at 11:50 AM by Laura Oldham
Posted on February 27, 2017 at 12:05 PM by Laura Oldham
The contractor hired by the City working on the new water line on Broadview Avenue is going to begin transferring water services from the old water main to the new water main beginning the week of February 27, 2017.
These transfers will be conducted during normal business hours. While your service is being transferred, the water to your house will be turned off while making the reconnection. This typically takes 1-2 hours.
Our inspector has observed that some of the existing services on your street are galvanized steel pipes from the tree lawn into the house. These galvanized steel lines have far exceeded their design life and have a tendency to become blocked when services are transferred.
Since this portion of the service is beyond the maintenance limits of the City, it will be the homeowner’s responsibility to replace this line if the service cannot be restored due to blockage or failure of the service line.
If you experience low or no water pressure after your service is transferred we recommend first contacting the Columbus Division of Water, 614-645-8276 (Monday Through Friday 7AM-6PM) to request that they check the screen on your water meter for blockage. There is no cost for this service.
If the City of Columbus determines the meter is free of obstructions, the next step would be to contact a licensed water contractor. Some blocked services can be cleared by replacing bends or valves inside your home. However, because of the age of these galvanized steel lines often a new service is needed. Homeowners can work with any licensed water contractor that is approved by City of Columbus and City of Grandview Heights for these repairs, which will be at the homeowner’s expense. For convenience, we have provided the link below for the City of Columbus Citizen Access Portal. Once on this website, select “search for a Contractor”, click on the license type dropdown and select either “Sewer/Water Cont” or “Water Cont”. Once a contractor has been selected please contact the City of Grandview Heights Building and Zoning Department at 614-481-6220 to verify that the contractor is registered to work within the city. https://ca.columbus.gov/CA/
The City understands that this could be an inconvenience and we will do everything possible to minimize the disruption.
Here's the full notice sent out to residents last week.
Posted on February 23, 2017 at 12:28 PM by Laura Oldham