Salem Phase IV Water System Upgrades

Replacement of existing lead service water lines along West Main Street and East Main Street from Harbert Funeral Home eastward to Dog Run Road to address potential environmental health issues. Replacement of the existing leak -prone 8” water line along West Main Street and East Main Street from Harbert Funeral Home eastward to Dog Run Road to address unaccounted for water losses and restricted cross sectional area (60%) due to tuberculation of this 70 year-old section of water line, replacement of several inaccurate and/or nonfunctional water meters, replacement of galvanized water lines on Ford Street and Patterson Street that are known to be leak-prone, and performance of a leak detection study to identify other leaks in the system contributing to the high unaccounted for water losses of approximately 28%, 36%, 35%, 60%, and 67% as identified in Annual Reports from 2016 through 2020, respectively. The other leaks identified in the leak detection study may be repaired by city personnel or in a subsequent phase of this ongoing water project.