Downtown uitility collections are planned

When the winter weather breaks, city crews are scheduled to work on the downtown water service connections to downtown businesses.
This work will begin at the north end of the 600 block of State and proceed southward block by block.
Downtown Augusta Inc. will be working with the City to give notice to property owners and tenants on this project.
City crews will be installing a new service line to the new 8-inch water main and the new meter in the sidewalk in front of the business. The City will then connect the new meter to the existing service line coming from the building.
There are approximately 80 service connections that will need to be redone in the 600, 500, and 400 blocks of State Street.
While the service line from the building is exposed, the City will work with the property owner to allow them time if they want to hire a plumber to replace their service line.
After the meter is installed and the service line to the building is reconnected, City crews will fill and compact the trench and repair the sidewalk, curbing, etc.