The VI Waste Management Authority recently announced that the work for the final portion of Phase I on the LBJ Force Main replacement was to commence on Jan. 19, but due to uncontrollable circumstances, this work had to be postponed. The commencement of this work will now begin on Thursday, Jan. 27, and continue for 10 days until Saturday, Feb. 5. At this time, VIWMA advises the residents of LBJ Housing Community and surrounding areas that it and its contractor, GEC LLC, will be beginning the work on the final stage of Phase I of the replacement of this portion of the LBJ Force Main.
This final portion of Phase I includes the following work:
- Shutting down of the LBJ Pump Station and pumping over Long Reef for approximately 10 days
- Connecting the newly installed 24-inch force main to the pump station
- Replacing the flow meter at the pump station
- Cleaning of the pump station’s wet well
The 10-day shut down period is necessary to permit the contractor to drain the force main and the gravity sewer system, empty and clean the wet well, replace the flow meter, and connect the new force main to the LBJ Pump Station. This is being conducted in accordance and in compliance with the Authority’s Territorial Pollution Discharge Elimination System (TPDES). Permit and notification has been provided to the regulatory agencies as required.
Phase I consists of the replacement of a portion of the force main from the LBJ Pump Station, south along the access road and then east along Route 751 which runs adjacent to the LBJ Housing Community toward the WAPA Richmond Plant. The project installed approximately 1300 linear feet of 24-inch PVC piping parallel to the existing force main line. Upon completion of the work, repairs to the roadway, sidewalk or road apron will be performed.
The VIWMA advises all residents with impacted immune systems to avoid the area during this time as the sewage may contain contaminants that will negatively impact one’s health. The authority apologizes for any inconvenience that this project may cause while it works to upgrade and improve the sewer system in this area.
For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 712-4950.