Forest Oaks Section 1 Project

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Forest Oaks Section One Service Line Replacement Project

Why do we need this project?
This project is needed to provide replacement connections for 48 water service lines in Section One of the Forest Oaks Subdivision due to failing connections between the water main and the service line.  The 48 water services to be replaced were originally constructed by the neighborhood’s developer about 25 years ago with water tap saddles (the device that connects the water main to the service pipe).  After three water main breaks in Section One of the Forest Oaks Subdivision over the past few months, we investigated and found that the tap saddles are corroding and starting to fail.  The replacement of each service line will be from the water main to the meter, and include replacement of the saddle.  Replacing these tap saddles proactively is advantageous for homeowners, as it allows us to do a planned water shutoff instead of an emergency shutoff due to a tap saddle unexpectedly failing.  Additionally, doing a planned replacement rather than an emergency repair allows us to better prevent exposure to bacteria in the water line, so we shouldn’t have to issue a boil water notice.

Will my water be turned off, and if so, for how long?
The replacement of the service line will require shutting off the water to each home for a period of time.  At least 24 hours of notice will be given, and the water service will be off for typically less than 5 hours during the day, most likely between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When will construction start, and how long will this project take to complete?
We anticipate the contractor for the project will start construction towards the end of May, and will be given 60 days to complete the entire project.

Does this problem exist in other sections of the Forest Oaks Subdivision?
So far, investigations have not found any issues with the service connection saddles in the other sections of the Forest Oaks Subdivision.

Who can I contact with any questions or concerns?
Please contact Michael A. Huber, Senior Utility Engineer, at (512) 401-5550, or michael.huber@cedarparktexas.gov

Is my water safe to drink?
The City always maintains the water system so that water quality meets all federal and state requirements, including during construction.  Again, doing a planned replacement rather than an emergency repair allows us to better prevent exposure to bacteria in the water line, so we shouldn’t have to issue a boil water notice.

Will the street be repaired during construction?
Yes.  City water lines run under our streets throughout the City.  Once these tap saddles are replaced, the City Streets Department will go in and fill the holes with road base, which looks like limestone, then cover the area neatly with asphalt.

How do I know if my service line is one of the ones to be replaced?
Here are the addresses of the properties that will have the water service line replaced:

805/803

Antelope Ridge

801/800

Antelope Ridge

802/804

Antelope Ridge

900/902

Antelope Ridge

904/906

Antelope Ridge

1008/1010

Antelope Ridge

1100/1102

Antelope Ridge

1104/1106

Antelope Ridge

1108/1110

Antelope Ridge

1112/1114

Antelope Ridge

901/903

Antelope Ridge

1101/1103

Antelope Ridge

1105

Antelope Ridge

708/706

Antelope Cove

704/702

Antelope Cove

700/701

Antelope Cove

703/705

Antelope Cove

711/709

Jagged Rock

707/705

Jagged Rock

703/701

Jagged Rock

710/708

Jagged Rock

706/704

Jagged Rock

702/700

Jagged Rock

714/712

Cloudview

710/708

Cloudview

706/704

Cloudview

1004/1002

Cloudview Cove

1000/1001

Cloudview Cove

1003/1005

Cloudview Cove

807/805

Savanna Ln

803/801

Savanna Ln

800/802

Savanna Ln

804/806

Savanna Ln

901/903

Savanna Ln

905/907

Savanna Ln

909/911

Savanna Ln

900/902

Savanna Ln

805/803

Cashew Ln

801/800

Cashew Ln

802/804

Cashew Ln

901/903

Cashew Ln

905/907

Cashew Ln

900/902

Cashew Ln

904/906

Cashew Ln

803/801

Tallow Trl

800/802

Tallow Trl

900/902

Tallow Trl

903/

Tallow Trl