Water in the public water system may be cloudy or slightly discolored starting after 9 a.m. Tuesday (11/1) in certain Avon properties due to pre-work for the Basecamp development, which will extend a water main to the public water distribution system. Water service should continue uninterrupted to the affected area and water will remain safe to drink.
The Basecamp development is being constructed on the northeast corner of Avon Road and Highway 6. The possible temporary change in water service will occur in a nearby area bound by West Beaver Creek Boulevard on the north, Avon Road on the east, Lake Street on the west, and south to the Eagle River – including the Avon municipal complex (see map).
Buildings in the area include:
• Alpine Bank
• Avon Center
• Avon Public Library
• Avon Recreation Center
• Avon Town Hall
• Avon Fire Station
• The Seasons
• The Sheraton
• The Westin
• The White River Center
• The Wyndham
In order to connect the development to the public water system and maintain water service at all potentially affected properties, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District is making operational changes in the water distribution system that will reverse the flow of water in an area near the Basecamp property. The flow reversal is expected to stir up sediment that may temporarily cause discolored water in some properties and will also likely cause cloudy water due to air in the system.
District staff will flush fire hydrants in the area starting at 9 a.m. to minimize the effect to customers but nearby properties may temporarily experience low water pressure due to flushing operations.
Fire hydrant flushing will cause water to flow onto streets and into storm drains or drainage ditches. Drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians should be aware of possible wet roads and use caution in the area.
Properties may experience no change in water service. Customers who experience cloudy or discolored water can clear their pipes by running faucets, tubs or an outside spigot. The work does not affect the safety of the water. Customers should flush lines until the water runs clear.
The flow reversal may take an hour or two, at which time water pressure, color, and appearance will return to normal – likely by 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Buildings that are outside of the expected affected area, such as Nottingham Station or the west end of Eagle Bend, are encouraged to contact customer service if they experience a change in water service during this time. Those properties should follow the steps above to clear their water lines, but ERWSD appreciates being notified of unexpected outcomes.
Work crews will affect the change Nov. 1 so Basecamp can tie-in to the water distribution system during the next few days. Once the property is connected, the flow will need to be reversed to the original flow direction, which may occur Thursday afternoon or Friday (11/3 or 11/4), so water may again be cloudy or discolored for a few hours on that day.
For additional information, contact Customer Service at 970-477-5451.