City of Paducah replacing water mains that are more than 110 years old

City of Paducah replacing water mains that are more than 110 years old
Paducah Water is working on a series of projects to replace the mains in the area of Bridge Street. They say the water mains have a history of main breaks.

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Water mains that are more than 110 years old on Paducah’s south side will be replaced.

According to the City of Paducah, the water department is working on a series of projects to replace the mains in the area of Bridge Street. They say the water mains have a history of main breaks.

Work will start in early 2019 and is expected to continue through the middle of 2020. Once it’s finished, Paducah Water will have invested more than $1.6 million in the water infrastructure in the area.

According to the City, water customers and residents in the area may experience disturbances to their yards, temporary disruption of water service, road closures and congested work zones.

Paducah Water will install new water lines on the south side, replacing water mains that are more than 110 years old. (Source: City of Paducah)
Paducah Water will install new water lines on the south side, replacing water mains that are more than 110 years old. (Source: City of Paducah)

They say Paducah Water has invested more than $25.5 million into its system and installed more than 200,000 linear feet of new water main in just mover nine years.

Paducah Water is coordinating the Capital Improvement Program with the City Engineer’s Office so that the utility work will be performed, when possible, before any planned street enhancement projects.

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