Work on LBJ Force Main Now Set for Thursday
By Source Staff — January 26, 2011
The on-again, off-again work on the final portion of Phase I of the LBJ Force Main replacement will now begin Thursday, the V.I. Waste Management Association reported Wednesday.
The final portion of Phase I was to commence Jan. 19 but had to be postponed for what the authority called "uncontrollable reasons."
The 10-day project will begin Thursday, scheduled for completion Feb. 5.
The following work will be performed:
• Shutting down of the LBJ Pump Station and pumping over Long Reef for approximately 10 days.
• Connecting the newly installed 24-inch force main to the pump station.
• Replacing the flow meter at the pump station.
• Cleaning of the pump station’s wet well.
Phase I consists of the replacement of a portion of the force main from the LBJ Pump Station, south along the access road and then east along Route 751 which runs adjacent to the LBJ Housing Community toward the WAPA Richmond Plant.
WMA advises all residents with impacted immune systems to avoid the area during this time as the sewage may contain contaminants that will negatively effect health.