Water and sewer line replacement – Summer, 2021.
The first phase of City of Hood River’s Water/Sewer Pipe Reconstruction plan to replace aged, deteriorated clay sewer pipes and lead-jointed drinking water pipe are scheduled for the City’s current Fiscal Year which began July 1.
• PART ONE: Cascade Ave, 15th to 18th – Water & Sewer Replacement Project – began in late August, 2021.
• PART TWO: Sherman Ave, Front to 6th, 9th to 12th, small section west of 13th – Water & Sewer Replacement Project – scheduled to begin early October, 2021.
• PART THREE: Prospect Ave, 1st to 7th – Water & Sewer Replacement Project – scheduled to begin in Spring, 2022.
To prepare, a gas line main gas line must be moved on Prospect Ave. between 2nd & 7th. NW Natural Gas work began on July 28th and will continue into September.
Schedule, timeline and traffic control plan from contractor will be updated here as available.
The Cascade Ave. project includes construction of approximately 879 linear feet of new water main and services and 865 linear feet of new sewer main and services, as well as sidewalk, curb and guardrail replacement.
Beam Excavating was awarded the Cascade Avenue project with the low bid at $635,000. Both projects are in this year’s budget for Water Fund Capital Outlay.
The Sherman Ave. project includes construction of approximately 975 linear feet of new water main and services and 2,100 linear feet of new sewer main and services. Sidewalk, curb replacement, and street paving will also take place. Beam Excavating was awarded this project with the low bid just over $1.6 million.
The Prospect Ave. project includes around 2,035 linear feet of new water main and services, plus 1,604 linear feet of sewer main and services, sidewalk and curb surface restoration, and road reconstruction are included in the project. Crestline Construction is the City’s contractor for this project, awarded with the low bid just over $1.5 million. This project, also originally scheduled for August, was delayed due to necessary lead time for ordering quantities of PVC material. Since paving must occur in dry weather, this project is now scheduled for spring.
Multiple water-sewer projects are planned over the next 10+ years. Where possible, this work will use trench-less methods to minimize traffic disruption.
All City of Hood River clay pipes and lead-jointed waterlines are slated for replacement or rehabilitation by 2030. Despite their name, city-owned lead-jointed water lines pose no risk to public drinking water; however, they are past their useful life and mandated to be replaced.
A map of the City’s pipes and near-term projects can be found HERE.
More information on streets projects is available at this link: