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Jul 18

Waterworks Completes Repairs at Three Water Crossings

Posted on July 18, 2017 at 8:11 AM by Communications Department

Newport News Waterworks has completed pipeline and structural repairs on three water crossings in different localities within its system. The concrete and steel piles that support the pipeline at the Hampton River crossing at WW pipe Repair_SCMercury Boulevard were corroding and deteriorating, which is not uncommon for pipes in this type of marine environment. Because the 20 inch pipeline crosses the river and the support pilings are visible to the public, care was taken to ensure the restoration remained aesthetically pleasing. Additionally, repairs to the pipeline and support structure (piles) were made to the Diascund Creek water crossing that spans New Kent and James City counties and to the Lee Hall Reservoir water crossing in Newport News.

Project funding was provided through the FY17 Capital Improvement Plan, and Waterworks collaborated with the Public Works departments in each jurisdiction in order to optimize the work to be performed, reduce costs, and lessen inconveniences to customers. Newport News Waterworks is a regional water provider owned and operated by the City of Newport News, that serves over 400,000 people in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, York County and part of James City County.