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Middle Creek Water Main Improvements

April 25, 2024

Eagle River Water & Sanitation District will be improving local water infrastructure and available fire flows this summer at the Middle Creek Village apartment complex in Vail. This work includes valve installations and a new water main on Ma Bell Road. Work began the week of Apr. 22 and is expected to extend into July.

The water main installation will begin with a connection behind the sidewalk along North Frontage Road just west of Middle Creek Village. Once the connection is complete, work will begin to extend the water main north, up the hill to Ma Bell Road, and then east to the top of Middle Creek Village. Work may occur between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This project will impact local traffic patterns and traffic control personnel will guide traffic through the work area as necessary. Access to properties will remain open, although delays are anticipated. 

The final connection at the top of Ma Bell Road will require a temporary interruption of water service to Middle Creek Village, anticipated to occur during the second half of June between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A specific date for this interruption will be provided with no less than 48 hours' notice. There may be additional temporary water service outages to properties as work proceeds and the new water main is brought into service. Any planned interruptions of service will be scheduled during normal working hours and affected properties will be notified 48 hours in advance. 

To prepare for a temporary water service outage, fill a bathtub or large bucket with water for hand washing and toilet flushing, and fill several pitchers for drinking or cooking needs. To flush a toilet during a water outage, pour a bucket of water into the bowl all at once. Learn how by watching this short YouTube video at 

When the water outage is complete, crews will reopen the valves in the water main and water service will be restored at all buildings. Properties may temporarily experience low water pressure until water lines refill.  The temporary outage is expected to stir up sediment that may briefly cause discolored water in some properties and will also likely cause cloudy water due to air in the system. The water is safe to drink. To clear your pipes of entrapped air and discoloration, run cold water faucets that do not have a screen, such as those in tubs or an outside spigot. Flush your lines until the water runs clear. 

For more information, please contact Customer Service at 970-477-5451.


Map of Middle Creek Village work area