Memorial Thicket Water Outage The Short Story I was informed by the City late this morning that there will be a water cutoff Tomorrow, Friday, March 19, for approximately four hours beginning around 9:00 a.m. Most of Memorial Thicket will be impacted. Click here for the map that shows if your home will be affected. Addresses highlighted in green will be impacted. Water lines are in blue. If you were impacted last cutoff, you will also be impacted this time.
The Longer Story
The necessity for cutting off our water again is tied to the Buffalo Bayou Storm Sewer Project that was the subject of a previous newsletter. As noted previously, the contractor needed to build a manhole 20 feet down to create the junction to tie in the new storm sewer line that empties into Buffalo Bayou with the current line draining Fleetwood. The old line that collapsed south of the new manhole will be abandoned. As also noted previously, one of the two City water lines for Memorial Thicket runs from Fleetwood behind Marywood and then in the backyards of the two western homes of Elk Run Circle before heading east along Walkwood. That line was very close to where the new manhole is. As such, during the last water cutoff, the contractor cut out a section of the pipe (together with a valve) and capped off both ends. From each end, a valve was put in above ground level. So during this time the water line running behind Fleetwood was not supplying water to Memorial Thicket. Now that the manhole is complete, it's time to reconnect the water line. The contractor needs to have the water turned off to put in the new connector, which will be basically like an oxbow in order to avoid the new manhole.
Greg Sergesketter Director 815 Elk Run Circle 713.234.0604
March 18, 2021