1300 Block Marine Drive Water Main Replacement

Update: February 17, 2017

The next phase of this project may require an interruption in water service;  affected customers will be provided with a separate notification of the scheduled interruption. 

To complete this project, including the necessary testing required, intermittent work will be completed in the overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

Due to necessary water shut off, final project work will be in the overnight hours from Sunday, February 26 to Thursday, March 2.

Project Information

The District is upgrading the water main along 1300 block Marine Drive. This is a  planned upgrade to the water system servicing this area, and is necessary because:

  • This water main has reached its end of life. It’s a very old main (over 60 years old) and is due for replacement;
  • For the purposes of maintaining adequate service levels to the area, including ensuring available fire flow.

Affected Area

This project will extend across the 13th Street and Marine Drive intersection, connecting to the new water main on Keith Road that was completed in 2015.


This project is anticipated to begin the week of January 16, 2017, and will take approximately 10 weeks to complete, weather dependent. The project is anticipated to be complete by the end of February. 

Hours of construction will be between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, or as required to complete the work as scheduled.

Description of work

Work will consist of three phases: 

  1. construction of the mainline along the south side of Marine Drive
  2. construction of the mainline within the intersection of 13th Street and Marine Drive
  3. replacement of the services that service properties on the north side of Marine Drive

Traffic Impacts

Traffic control personnel will be onsite to direct traffic flow, and traffic impacts include the following:

The south-side parking lane will be closed for the duration of the project.

The regular two-lane traffic eastbound will be reduced to one lane during hours of work.

The bus stop currently located in front of the Police Department on the south side of Marine Drive will be temporarily relocated to the south-east side of 13th Street and Marine Drive until the project has been completed.

Impacts to Water service

During the third phase of this project (and as is necessary with any water main upgrade), a water service interruption will be required; further notification will be provided closer to this interruption of service.

In an effort to ensure that the businesses and area residents do not experience an interruption to their water service during the day, this work will be scheduled for the overnight hours from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we complete this necessary work.


Cana Chan
Utilities Technician



Kristi Merilees
Manager, Community Relations