What: Denver Water is starting a water main replacement project in the University Park neighborhood. Crews will be replacing nearly 3,700 linear feet of aging water mains underneath the road. During this project, we also may encounter water services lines that contain lead and are owned by the property owner. If that occurs, Denver Water will coordinate directly with the property owner to replace the lead service line with a copper service line at no direct cost to the property owner or resident.
The water we provide to homes and businesses is lead-free, but lead can get into the water as it moves through lead-containing household fixtures, plumbing and water service lines — the pipe that brings water into the home from the main in the street — owned by the property owner.
When: Work on phase one will begin the week of March 27, and is expected to last three months. We will make every attempt to complete this project within the stated timeframe; however, as with any construction project, unforeseen circumstances, such as weather conditions, material shortages and crew availability may extend the completion of work. Emergency work may also take priority. Working hours are typically Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Some night or weekend work may be required.
Phase one will be along: South Clayton Street between East Iliff Avenue and Buchtel Boulevard.
Future phases will be along: South Milwaukee Street between East Iliff and East Evans avenues.
Traffic impacts: There will be a full closure of South Clayton Street between East Iliff Avenue and Buchtel Boulevard in two-block increments with local access only.
Project communications: Denver Water mailedthe attached notification to residents in the neighborhood. Door hangers will be delivered to impacted properties before the start of construction and before any planned water outages. In addition, Denver Water will provide periodic updates throughout the project via the social media platform Nextdoor. If neighbors have questions about the project, they should contact Denver Water Customer Care at 303-893-2444*.
* Customer Care may be experiencing long wait times. When possible, customers should visit denverwater.org for self-service options and project information.
Project Map: An interactive project map can be found at denverwater.org/Pipes.