Danville Utilities plans utility repair projects

Published 3:39 pm Monday, October 4, 2021

CITY OF DANVILLE

News release

Fire hydrant repair

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, Wilderness Road between East Main Street and Lexington Avenue is currently planned to be closed to through traffic beginning at 8:30 a.m.

City of Danville utilities personnel will be working to repair an existing fire hydrant along the route, and traffic needs to be diverted to allow ample working space and safe working conditions for the workers. Only those local residents along Wilderness Road will be granted access during this time.

Crews will be working to finish repairs and get the route back open as soon as possible.

Water service will be interrupted for the following customers: Wilderness Road between Main Street and Lexington Avenue, Broadway Street between First Street and Wilderness Road.

Once water service is restored, the affected customers will be under a boil water advisory until further notice.

If you have any questions, please call the Danville Water Treatment Plant at 859-238-1241.

Valve exercising program

Beginning this week, city of Danville utility personnel will be seen around town implementing a specialized machine that allows the exercise of critical transmission and distribution waterline valves.

Regular valve exercising is part of the city of Danville’s annual utilities operation and maintenance Plan, to maintain each valve’s useful life and safety of operation. This program also identifies those valves that may require future replacement.

Operable waterline valves are imperative to reduce water loss during line breaks and to allow system isolation during needed repairs in efforts to maintain customer service.

Customers may experience short-term water pressure reduction in areas of the city where the valve program is being implemented. However, customers who experience low water pressure for extended periods of time are encouraged to contact the City of Danville Water Office at 859-238-1200.