2018 Capital Improvements

This capital improvement plan addresses administration, distribution, and water treatment. It does not include special projects, which the Waterworks Board of Directors may approve on a case-by-case basis.

5th Avenue Water Main Replacement

Leavenworth Waterworks will be replacing approximately 7,800 feet of 8 inch water main along 5th Ave between Spruce and Thornton. In 2016, 3 large main breaks occurred on the 8 inch diameter cast iron main. This section of main was installed in 1942. The north end was installed in 1883. Altogether, 11 large breaks have occurred along 5th Ave. This is a critical area and much of the main is located under pavement which increases the damage and repair costs when a break occurs. Additionally, several side streets that connect to the 5th Ave main are constructed of 2 inch cast iron and galvanized pipes which are in poor condition. These areas account for another 37 breaks and will also be replaced with this project.

Work is expected to begin in late spring and will likely continue into fall. There will be excavations for utility crossings, services and connections to water mains. Most of the work will occur in the west right-of-way and will generally affect street parking and sidewalk on the block where work is occurring. Traffic control signage will be posted as required. Water service will continue during the project with minor interruptions, which will be scheduled to work with customers when possible.

Map of 5th Ave Project N of Ohio

Map of 5th Ave Project S of Ohio

Waterline Replacements 18th and Miami and Surrounding Areas

Leavenworth Waterworks will be replacing approximately 6,900 feet of cast iron water line along 18th and Miami and surrounding areas including Seneca, Michael, 16th Street, Western, Sheldon and Topeka. The work is bounded by 20th Street, 15th St, Osage, and Cherokee. Over 120 main breaks have occurred on the mains that will be replaced, including 6 in 2016. The pipes are 60-70 years old.

Work is expected to begin in early summer and will likely continue into fall. There will be excavations for utility crossings, services and connections to water mains. Most of the work will occur in the right-of-way. Traffic control signage will be posted as required. Water service will continue during the project with minor interruptions, which will be scheduled to work with customers when possible.

Map of 18th and Miami Project