The excavation of a new water main signals the beginning of the road construction project on Oak Street in Sturgeon Bay, from Madison to Lansing Avenue. City Engineer Tony Depies says work on the existing main on Lansing Monday will result in a water outage on West Oak Street on the construction zone and on Lansing Avenue from Oak Street to Pine Street, starting at noon. He says water service should be back by 4pm.
Affected homes are asked to refrain from using any water during the project Monday and to flush all air out of their plumbing by running water in the bath tub until it flows clear. Depies says when water pressure is removed from plumbing pipes, sediment can be released from the pipe walls that can plug the screens on faucets and cause some toilets to run longer than necessary. He says flushing water through the tub is the best way to clean out a system. If screens do become plugged, they can be removed from the end of the faucet and rinsed or blown clean.
Depies says local vehicles will be allowed on Lansing avenue, but no one will be able to get through the intersection of Lansing and Oak from 7am – 5pm on Monday. Parking is available in the lot off West Oak Street on the South side of the road, but vehicles must use the alley off Madison Avenue for access once construction starts.