Special Alert: Boil Advisory Update: At approximately 5:45 am, September 16, 2023, the Urbandale Water Utility has lifted the Boil Advisory in place for those affected by the September 12, 2023 water main service disruption. Consectutive water samples taken have received passing results through water quality testing procedures. Residents impacted by the service disruption are no longer asked to boil their water prior to consumption. The Urbandale Water Utility thanks you for your continued patience and understanding.
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Water System Improvement Projects

WSI 2023-3 Water System Improvements – 70th Street (Douglas Ave – Aurora Ave)

The Urbandale Water Utility recently awarded a project to Mainline Construction Inc. associated with water main improvements along 70th Street from Madison Avenue to Aurora Avenue. This project will include installing approximately 2,200 feet of water main in the west right-of-way of 70th Street. The new water main will replace the smaller deteriorating water main, mitigate future water main breaks, and improve firefighting capabilities.

This project will begin on Saturday, September 9, 2023. The contractor will begin installing new water main at the intersection of 70th Street and Aurora Avenue, resulting in a complete closure of the west leg of the intersection. This full closure is expected from September 9th to September 12th. Traffic will be detoured around the project site utilizing 71st Street and Prairie Avenue as shown below.

Following the completion of the water main installation at the 70th Street and Aurora Avenue intersection, water main installation will continue to progress south along 70th Street to Madison Avenue. The new water main will be installed in the west right-of-way of 70th Street. The outside southbound lane will be closed in one block increments to complete this work. During the time of water service line transfers, the outside lane of both southbound and northbound lanes will be closed periodically. The cross streets will also be closed temporarily while the contractor is performing the necessary connections to the existing water main. Due to no construction activity during the winter months, the entire project is expected to be completed by June 1, 2023.

All are encouraged to take note of this construction activity in the area and allow extra travel time to detour around the work zone. For safety reasons, please keep children and pets away from the construction zone.

For more information, contact Neil Weiss, Engineer, at nweiss@urbandalewater.org or (515) 331-6842.