Mexico water mains to get upgrades

Missouri American Water will invest $1.3 million in water system improvements to enhance the reliability of water service to Mexico customers. The utility will upgrade 5,800 feet of water mains through four projects.

“Our team of experts work hard to maintain and improve our water system to deliver high quality water service to the residents of Mexico,” said Patrick Kelley, manager of operations for Missouri American Water in Mexico. “This year’s investments further demonstrate our commitment to upgrade aging water pipes to support the public and economic health of our city.”

The four water main projects, which will replace and upsize the pipes, will enhance the reliability of water service Missouri American Water provides to customers in the Mexico District. Here is a summary of each:

  • E. Holt, MLK, Lafayette is a project that will upgrade the existing four and six inch cast iron main with approximately 1,700 feet of eight inch main. This project will cover; East Holt Street, from Christy Street, west 780 feet to Green Blvd., Martin Luther King Dr., from East Holt St. 590-feet to the park on MLK, Lafayette St. 330 feet east from MLK tying back in past the existing hydrant. It will include all crossings, hydrants, valves, and services within the scope of the project.
  • NS Railroad is a project that will replace the existing 10 inch cast iron main installed in 1960 along the NS Railroad with approximately 1,700 feet of 12 inch main to upgrade a main feed for our system delivery.
  • N. Jeffries St. Baker St. Cleveland St. project will upgrade the existing two inch cast iron main with approximately 1,800 feet of eight inch main on North Jeffries St., MacFarlane St. 650 feet to the end. Then Baker Street from N. Jeffries St. 700 feet east to N. Craig St., Cleveland St from Baker St south 450 feet to MacFarlane St.
  • South Olive St. is also a project that will replace the existing two inch cast iron main with approximately 525 feet of eight inch main from W. High St. to Clay St. Including all crossings, hydrants, valves, and services within the scope of the project.

Work on these projects generally will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weather pending, the projects are expected to be completed by late fall, with restoration of any disturbed land to be completed afterward.
During construction, customers might experience temporary water service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower-than-normal water pressure. For more information, contact Missouri American Water at 866-430-0820.

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