In an effort to provide our neighbors with quality services and create a more resilient and sustainable community, the City of Fort Lauderdale will be installing approximately 60,000 feet of 6-inch and 8-inch watermain (see “Project Map” link) to replace existing 2-inch mains; including new fire hydrants, service connections to each home (in the public right-of-way), and repaving of the roads impacted by the watermain improvements. Benefits of the new watermain include improved water flow, improved fire flow and protection, higher system pressure and restoration of the right-of-way areas.
Please see the documents below for maps of the affected areas and a preliminary schedule:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Q. Will I have access to my home during the project?
A. Yes, except for an unforeseen emergency, the contractor is required to maintain access to Neighbor’s driveways throughout the project’s duration. If there is any reason why access will be limited for an extended period of time, advance notice will be provided with adequate time to make arrangements.
Q. If damaged during construction, will my driveway apron or swale be restored?
A. Yes, the contractor is responsible to restore any areas damaged during construction in like or better condition. Asphalt or concrete driveways will be restored in-kind. For brick paver driveways where digging is required additional direct coordination will occur with the impacted property owner. Swale restoration will also be completed with sod after work in each area is complete. Pre-project pictures are taken to confirm existing conditions.
Q. Who should I contact if I have an immediate question or concern?
A. The Contractor, Consulting Engineering Inspectors and City want to hear from you as soon as any questions or concerns come up. Contacting the Project Manager or inspector directly will allow for the quickest response with any work underway. Please use the following contract tree below:
- First point of contact: Anthony Friscia, Murphy Pipeline Contractors, Project Manager
Cell: 904-434-0016 or email@example.com
- Second point of contact: Hugo DaSilva, PE, Calvin Giordano & Associates., Project Administrator
Cell: 787-562-1971 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Third point of contact: City of Fort Lauderdale 24-hour Neighbor Support
The Project Manager and Project Administrator will track all inquiries received from the public including how they were handled. This is provided to the City as part of the ongoing project tracking.
Q. What is the best way to track the project schedule?
A. After work begins, this project website will include a two-week look ahead schedule provided by the Contractor that can be referenced throughout the project. The City will also use other outreach tools including door hangers and social media to make sure that updates are provided as the Contractor proceeds from stage to stage.
Q. Will I ever be out of water during the project?
A. No. Unless there is an unforeseen water main break or other emergency, water will be supplied to each home throughout the project’s duration. The water service switch over (from the old main to the new) will not occur until the new main is tested and in service and is completed in a short period of time.
Q. What if my property was identified as a property that will require the water meter and meter box to be relocated?
A. Please review and complete the following documents: