Why is this work needed, what is included, how much will it cost, and how long will it take?

This project will replace deteriorating water lines that were installed in the 1930s and 1940s. Approximately 7,400 feet of water lines and 6,400 feet of sewers within the North Elizabeth Street area will be replaced. Also, existing water meter boxes will be upgraded to current standards. The project will be paid for by previously authorized capital improvement program (CIP) funds. Water line and sewer construction is anticipated to last approximately 18 months.

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1. Why is this work needed, what is included, how much will it cost, and how long will it take?
2. Will my business/property be impacted during the construction phase of this project?
3. Why will some construction take place on weekends?
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5. Will my water service be affected by this project?