What follows is a letter from the contractor who will be getting underway with the Bull Creek Wastewater Improvement Project. They are inviting folks to attend an informational meeting where you will have a chance to meet the contractor. Note, there are two projects discussed in this email. Of course the one that concerns us is the Bull Creek project. You will find more background information on the project here.

Dear Neighbor,

Thank-you for signing up for email updates regarding the Gaston/Bull Creek/W. 25th Street Wastewater Improvements Project!

This email is to let you know that you and your neighbors are invited
to attend the Meet the Contractor Meeting for this project. The meeting

Wednesday, December 12, 6 to 7 pm
Tarrytown United Methodist Church
2601 Exposition Boulevard
Fellowship Hall
To RSVP, reply to this email or call 684-3204
Refreshments will be served
The contractor is BRH – Garver

As a reminder, there are two general project areas. Work begins this month and concludes in summer 2008. Please feel free to forward this email to others who may not be on this email list. Here is project background information (a map is attached to this email):

Gaston/W. 25th Wastewater Improvements

Project scope is installation of approximately 6,500 linear feet of 8 and 12-inch wastewater pipe, 34 manholes, 50 wastewater services, and 11 private lateral relocations.  Although the majority of the new lines will be located within street right of way, there are several lines that will be located on land located adjacent to Shoal Creek and owned by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department.  The new lines will be installed on Gaston, Claire, Wooldridge, McCallum, Preston, and W. 25th. 

Lines to be replaced were constructed in the 1920s and 1930s, and are plagued by root intrusion, cracks, collapsed pipe, missing pipe, pipe sags/surcharge, holes, and broken pipe, all of which increase the probability of sanitary sewer overflows. These old wastewater lines will be abandoned in place after the new lines are installed.

Bull Creek Wastewater Improvements
Project scope is installation of approximately 1,400 linear feet of 8-inch wastewater pipe, 8 manholes, 40 wastewater services, and 10 private lateral relocations.  The new wastewater lines will be installed within street right-of-way on Bull Creek, Finley, and Oakmont immediately north of 45th Street, and will connect to existing wastewater manholes located at intersections of the named streets and 45th Street.  These manholes were constructed as a part of the 45th Street Reconstruction project that was completed in 2006. The upcoming ACWP construction will not impact traffic or damage new pavement on 45th Street. The contractor will store materials and equipment at the open field owned by the State of Texas at the southeast corner of Bull Creek Road and W. 45th Street.  This 0.4-acre staging area will be fenced off, and access will be off of Bull Creek Road adjacent to 44th Street.

This project will allow the City to abandon an existing 6-inch line on Bull Creek and an existing 8-inch line located within an easement on private property between Bull Creek and Chiappero. Both lines are concrete pipe installed in the 1940s and have extreme deterioration, with numerous locations where the pipe is cracked or broken.  Additionally, the 6-inch line is partially collapsed at its midpoint, and the 8-inch line has root intrusions, missing pipe, and a collapsed service connection.

We look forward to seeing you December 12!