2011 Chapple Area Water Main Improvements

2011 Project Status
Construction Update (10/11/11)
Arnold Palmer Drive - Paving is complete. Landscaping and roadside cleanup are anticipated to be complete by the end of the week.

Mickey Wright Lane - Paving is complete. Landscaping and roadside cleanup are anticipated to be complete by the end of the week.

Palisades Park Drive & Rim Point Drive - All testing is complete. Preparations for paving are anticipated to be complete by the end of the week.

37th Street - All testing is complete. Preparations for paving are anticipated to be complete by the end of the week.

40th Street – Water main installation is underway north of Rimrock Road. The Contractor anticipates that the installation will be complete late next week with testing to follow.
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Project Overview
The 2011 Chapple Area Water Main Improvements project--which began construction this summer--will primarily replace inadequately sized and deteriorating water mains in the area north of and at the westerly end of Rimrock Road in the vicinity of the City’s Chapple Pump Station.Water mains will also be installed in some new locations in order to improve the distribution system network in the area. There are five locations where work will take place:
  1. All of Arnold Palmer Drive and Mickey Wright Lane
  2. Palisades Park Drive from High Park Drive through City right-of-way to the north end of Rimpoint Drive,
  3. All of 40th Street West,
  4. 37th Street West from Porter Place to Yearns Drive, and
  5. All of Powderhorn Circle and the stretch of Snowcrest Drive between southern Powderhorn Circle to Timberline Drive.

Here is a map of the 2011 Improvements

A number of factors were considered when the project locations were selected including fire flow capacity, water main break history, and distribution system connectivity.

The City of Billings replaces water mains as part of an overall strategy to keep the City’s water distribution system in the best possible overall condition. With only a few exceptions, the City has replaced water mains each year since 1979.

In a few of the project locations, new mains will be added into the distribution system to strengthen the system grid, or connectivity, in the area. Improvements in overall system flow, reliability, and water quality result from this work.