Phase 4—Ranch Acres Water Mainline Replacement

Location: 118th Lane SE Yelm, WA 98597

Current status: Completed March 2023

Baker Underground Construction will be replacing 1,250 linear feet of water main on 118th Lane SE with 700 linear feet of two-2-inch service lines that originate from the tie-in on 118th Lane SE. This water mainline replacement capital improvement project is required to address the large amount of distribution system water loss. Mainline and service replacements are intended to prevent leaks and minimize distribution water loss in the future.

Washington Water has embarked on a multi-phase project to replace services in an effort to decrease distribution system loss. To construct the initial and final tie-ins, water service interruption is anticipated. Notices will be issued to those affected at least 48 hours in advance of the outage. Chlorine will be used to sanitize all plumbing parts and materials.

The work will be performed Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Traffic control will be implemented to allow crews to safely work in the area. Emergency vehicle access will be provided throughout all phases of construction. However, residents should plan for extra time and pay attention to where crews are working to allow safe access into and out of driveways and intersections. Please avoid the work area when possible.