Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is this project?
A: This project involves replacing the water and sewer lines along the 500-700 block of North Rusk Street. There is also a portion or the water and sewer lines that will be replaced in the 300 block of Throckmorton Street and Soward Avenue.
Q: Why are you doing this project?
A: This project will replace old water and sewer lines, which are upwards to 50-60 years old and prone to needing repairs. This will also provide brand new water and sewer lines prior to the Streets Department resurfacing the street.
Q: How will this project affect me?
A: Access to certain properties or businesses may also be inconvenient at times. Once complete, this project will provide brand new water and sewer lines for better and more reliable service. After the water and sewer lines are installed, the street may be rougher than usual in some places until the street is reconstructed. This is due to temporary street repairs being made until the street is reconstructed, which will shortly after the water and sewer lines are complete. If there are areas of the temporary street repairs that need attention prior the the street being reconstructed, please contact us at (817) 598-4033.
Q: I live or work on North Rusk Street. Will I be able to get to my property?
A: Yes. The workers are required to provide some form of access to your property. However, there may be times that the workers will need to limit access to your property for a brief period of time (2 or 3 hours) to install the water or sewer line. In this case, we will provide you at least 48 hours of notice. If for some reason access to your property is necessary during this scheduled time, the workers can provide a way for you to enter or leave your property within a few minutes.
Q: How long will this project take?
A: The water and sewer line construction will be complete in March 2019. The streets construction will be complete in June 2019.
Q: Who do I call with questions or concerns?
A: You may call Bill Smith with the City of Weatherford at (817) 598-4033.
Q: How do I check the progress of the project?
A: The best source of this information is the City’s Engineering website at www.weatherfordtx.gov/engineering/currentprojects. The City’s Facebook/Instagram/Twitter page are also an excellent source of information. You can also call Bill Smith at (817) 598-4033.
Q: If you are replacing water and sewer lines, will my water or sewer service be turned off?
A: The best answer for this is….maybe. We will make every effort to maintain water and sewer service throughout this project. However, there are times when scheduled water shutdowns are required to make connections to existing water lines. When this occurs, any resident or business affected by the shutdown will be notified at least 24 hour prior to the shutdown. There is also the unlikely event of an unscheduled shutdown to repair a water or sewer line due to unforeseen circumstances. Water and sewer service will be restored as soon as possible with all shutdowns.
Q: Can I expect a difference in water pressure after this project is done?
A: While this project should improve water flow in the area, it is unlikely that you will notice an improvement in water pressure.
Q: Where can I find a map of the project?
A: A map and other information can be found at the City’s Engineering website at www.weatherfordtx.gov/engineering/currentprojects.
Q: What can I do to help?
A: If you cannot find an alternate route, please provide an extra measure of caution around the construction site. Please be patient and mindful of construction traffic and workers in these areas. The City of Weatherford appreciates your patience and understanding while we complete this important project!