YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Homeowners living on Thalia Avenue in the Brownlee Woods neighborhood of Youngstown may soon have a fix to their ongoing water problems.
Chief Engineer Eugene Letson says a contract has been awarded to replace the water lines, and work begins next Monday. Letters go out to homeowners on Tuesday, detailing the timeline.
The project is expected to take four to six weeks and will be completed by United Civil Contractors and Developers from Hubbard.
The city has been flushing the lines by letting the hydrant run because the water running into the homes has been cloudy for weeks. Letson says the lines were installed in 1950, and it appears there was a dip in the line where sediment collected. Since it couldn’t be repaired, the whole line must be replaced.
The cost will be $241,310.
Letson said if residents flush their water now, it is safe to drink.