Suwannee Democrat


January 16, 2014

Update: Water line project underway in Live Oak

Live Oak —

A project designed to install new water lines in two parts of the city of Live Oak is underway, City Engineer Lane Lucas said. New water lines will be installed in two different parts of the city. Here’s an update on where the project stands. The project began in November and is expected to be completed within the coming months.

Districts 1 and 2

Residents in Live Oak’s District 1 and District 2 will soon be connected to new water lines, Lucas said. Lucas said he hopes to have the residents put on the new lines within the next couple of weeks.

“Majority of it is in place,” he said. “We plan to start pressure testing lines this week.”

Once the pressure test is completed, Lucas said they will test the lines for bacteria and disinfect them before residents are put on the line.

“We’re still several weeks away from getting users getting water from the new lines,” Lucas said.

District 5

A small portion of District 5 will also reap the benefits of a new water line. The project will run down McGee Street, beginning at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and ending at Anna Avenue. Another water line will be installed on Bryson Street. It will begin at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and end at Lee Avenue. Lucas said installation has not begun on this portion of the project yet, but anticipates beginning in February.

“In all cases, we’re replacing old small (two inch) diameter lines and replacing them with new six inch lines,” said Lucas. “They’re really old and they’re in real bad shape. The results (of replacing the lines) will be better flow and better pressure. The residents will be getting better water quality.”

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