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Water Service Line Replacement Project
Project Manager: Gilbert Lopez
Contact Number: 505-891-5049
Contract Company: Various. Please see each phase for the contract company.

This project is for the replacing of existing polyethylene water service lines from the street to the water meter with new copper water service lines. The project will also replace Non-Automatic Reading Water Meters and Non-Standard Meter Boxes.

Current Phase:
  • Phase III

Phases:
  • Phase III - In Progress
    • Contract Company: New Concepts Inc.
      • Project Manager for New Concepts Incorporated is John Lakeman and he can be reached at (505) 452-8910.
    • The cost of the project for Phase III is $2,352,419.27 with funds being generated from the water/wastewater rate increase approved by the Rio Rancho Governing Body that went into effect in February 2013.
    • Start Date: March 23, 2015.

  • Phase II - Complete
    • Contract Company: New Concepts Inc.
    • The cost of the project for Phase II was $1,749,254.40 with funds being generated from the water/wastewater rate increase approved by the Rio Rancho Governing Body that went into effect in February 2013.
    • Visual of Phase II*  Water Service Line Replacement Project replacement schedule.
      • *Please note that this is a *.zip file.

  • Phase I - Completed
    • Project Manager: William Ladd at 505-891-5032 
    • Contract Company: TLC Plumbing and Utility.
    • The cost of the project for Phase I was $1,375,747.93 with $1,075,000 given by the 2013 New Mexico Legislature and the remainder being generated from the water/wastewater rate increase approved by the Rio Rancho Governing Body that went into effect in February 2013.

Additional Information:

  • Please see our Water Service Line Replacement Work Schedule PDF to see which roads have or will be serviced.  Please note that all polyethylene water service lines will be replaced, but it will take time. Roads are being added to the list in order of severity and phases are being approved as budgets allow.

  • Work will take place between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The construction being done will require short periods of water service disruption at properties between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Notification will occur five to seven days prior to work taking place on a street, a notification door hanger will be left at applicable properties. The day of work taking place, a work crew member will visit each applicable property in an attempt to provide notification of when the short period of water service disruption will be taking place.

  • Construction may require roadway lane restrictions between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. When this occurs detour routes will be noted with signs. Roadway lane restriction information will be posted to this page as information becomes available.

  • As construction is completed and new construction schedules are finalized, this information will be posted to this page as information becomes available.


Roadway Lane Restrictions (Subject to Change):
  • Various lane restrictions are present. Please see the Traffic Update page for a complete list.

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