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Indian Bend Ranchos Waterline Replacement

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Project Information

Description: The City of Scottsdale is currently designing a number of improvements to the water delivery system in the Indian Bend Ranchos neighborhood in order to provide residents with reliable water service. The city is currently working to meet with residents and design the improvements. The city will be replacing the water main in the street and increasing the capacity of the water main to carry water into the neighborhood. Additionally, the connection to city water services will be moved from the back of each property to the front of each property. This includes removing the old water meter and replacing it with a new one. The increased capacity of the new water main will result in better water service to homes. In this neighborhood, the water mains are 40 years old and made of asbestos concrete pipe. The old service lines will be replaced with new copper pipe which will reduce the chance of a line breaking, resulting in water outages and service calls. Additionally the old pipe is undersized.

This project is being funded through a portion of the city water rates reserved for overall system improvements. There is no local water rate increase to fund this project and the city will be paying for the water service improvements made on private property.

The project is tentatively scheduled to begin this summer and take approximately six months to complete. This includes the work on the water mains in the roadway and work on individual properties.

The design team and the contractor will work with you to plan for and manage impacts to your property. Since the water service connection will be moved from the back of your house to the front, some construction will need to take place on your property. We will work with you to plan the location of the improvements and timing of construction.

In most cases, we anticipate the work on individual properties will take 2-3 days. What type of work will be done on my property? In most cases the contractor will need to make an 8-inch trench along the new waterline alignment. The contractor will need a 3-foot physical presence to accomplish this safely. The contractor has the capability to bore under a number of hardscape improvements. Where will the water main improvements be located? Water main replacement will take place in the area generally bounded by E. Indian Bend Rd., N. Pima Rd., E. Cactus Wren Rd. and N. 86th St. A new waterline will also be constructed along Joshua Tree and 86th Street.

A short interruption to your water service is anticipated near the end of construction as we connect your home to the new waterline. You will be given notifications the week prior to any planned interruption in your water service.

Yes, the contractor will fix anything he breaks at the expense of the project. For the protection of the homeowners, city and the contractor, any construction areas on private property will be documented before and after the work is done.

No, the contractor will only be able to perform work associated with the project.

The project team is currently meeting with property owners and designing the improvements. Next, the city will hire a contractor and determine the best way to construct the improvements. We will continue to provide updates to you throughout the process.

Budget: $675,000

Sponsoring Division: Water

Project Location - South Scottsdale

Water main replacement will take place in the area generally bounded by E. Indian Bend Rd., N. Pima Rd., E. Cactus Wren Rd. and N. 86th St. A new waterline will also be constructed along Joshua Tree and 86th Street.

Contact Information

Alison Tymkiw
Project Manager
P: 480-312-3481 
ATymkiw@ScottsdaleAZ.gov