The City of Pleasanton water main project that, eventually, brings water to the Interstate 37 area is progressing smoothly.
City of Pleasanton Utility Construction Foreman Doroteo Reyna said, “At this time, we’re over on Haverlah Road at Live Oak Street, headed toward the pecan orchard (at Atascosa River area).
“A couple of weeks ago we moved over to the site of the elevated tower on Crestline. We hooked up all of the pipe over there, all off the 16-inch pipe from the 12-inch all the way over to the inlet of the ground storage. All of that is hooked and ready to go – ready to be filled up whenever it’s time.
“Here on Haverlah we’ll be proceeding through the pecan orchard where we will tie into our first bore, one that goes underneath the Atascosa River.”
Asked it they were fairly well on schedule, Reyna said, “I think so. I believe we’re doing pretty well. After continuing under the river, we’ll proceed under the railroad tracks and all the way down to Uvalde Street, where the 12-inch is going to continue all the way down Uvalde Street toward the county yard, then behind the Longhorn Museum.
“From the museum, it’s going to change over to a 16-inch line all the way to this side of Interstate 37. After completing that phase, it’ll probably take about two months to finish the tie-ins. Once we get on (State Hwy.) 97, heading toward 37 we’ll be tying into the bores that go underneath the highway to the other side (south) of 97. Those are 12-inch bores. So, we’ll be going from 16-inch to 12-inch. There are four bores underneath 97 between the Longhorn Museum and Interstate 37.
“On the other side of 97 we’ll be putting the fire hydrants on each bore at the ends. That will be to serve future development out in that area.
“We’ve got some good men working out here. Everybody knows what’s going on. I can’t ask for a better crew than what I have. Everything’s proceeding very well.