Harrison Street closure for water main replacement
A recent cast iron water main break damaged sections of paving along Harrison Street from 42nd Street to Sunshine Drive.
The cast iron water main will be replaced with ductile iron to improve service reliability to the area. This work will be done in coordination with paving replacement by the City of Omaha. M.U.D. will begin installation of the water main on or about June 24.
New mains will be trenched and/or bored, depending on the location. Excavations to access the mains and to reconnect water services will be barricaded and marked. Please use caution during the construction period.
You will experience short service interruptions to connect the new main to the existing main, to reconnect your water service to the new main and to abandon the existing main. Your presence is not required for us to perform our work and you should be notified prior to these interruptions.
You may perceive a delay between the installation of the new main, service reconnection, abandoning the existing main and site restoration. Please note that there are many steps during each phase of the project (such as pressure testing, chlorination, flushing, water quality testing, etc.) to ensure clean, safe drinking water.
Mark Ausdemore, construction foreman, will monitor and oversee the water main replacement work for this project. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact him at 402.504.7843 (business hours 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) or email.
We will expedite our work through your area as best as we can and make every effort to restore the construction area to an acceptable and satisfying condition. Your cooperation, patience and understanding are very much appreciated.
Utility worker imposters
All M.U.D. employees carry photo I.D. cards and most wear blue uniforms. If someone comes to your door claiming to be with the gas or water company:
Some M.U.D. customers, including restaurants and retailers, have received calls from people threatening to shut off their service and attempting to collect payment. Please do not give the caller any account information and call 402.554.6666 to report it immediately. These scammers are sophisticated and may have caller ID that says M.U.D. or shows the Customer Service phone number. The District does not collect payments at customers' homes or businesses.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued an alert on the Green Dot scam, summarized here:
07/25/16 Statement on 3858 N. 65th St. incident
Metropolitan Utilities District responded to a house explosion at 3858 N. 65th St.
M.U.D. crews shut off the natural gas to the house.
M.U.D. technicians surveyed the area and verified no natural gas leaks and that the natural gas facilities are safe.
The cause of the explosion is under investigation. M.U.D. is cooperating with the investigation underway by fire and police officials.
August board meeting
Draft agendas for the August 3 committee and board meetings.