SPLOST Projects

Projects designed to improve the Athens-Clarke County water system infrastructure were approved with the 2005 SPLOST.  See where we are upgrading the infrastructure to allow us to provide the exceptional water delivery system Athens has come to expect:  2005 SPLOST Water System Projects

Upcoming Works

An existing 8" water main on Hancock Ave is to be replaced with a 10" water main.  The work will begin the week of February 19, 2018, and scheduled to be complete by mid-April 2018. The existing water main is approximately 100 years old.
The project is part of the SPLOST 2000 Downtown Infrastructure Project and is being performed in advance of a scheduled resurfacing of Hancock Ave. The work will not necessitate a street closure, but it will require lane closures. Once this work is finished, the replacement of the downtown water distribution system will be 100% completed.
In order to minimize inconvenience to the public, the first phase of work involves sawing the existing asphalt for the length of the project, extending from Pulaski Street to Hull Street along Hancock Avenue. The balance of the work necessary for this replacement involves asphalt excavation, water main replacement, and asphalt patching, which will be done in stages.

The schedule* of anticipated dates for excavation and installation is below:

  • Hancock Avenue from Pulaski Street to Hull Street:
    Saw cut pavement:  February 19 – 21, 2018
    Work Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
    Excavate and install new pipe: February 25 - March 2, 2018
    Work Hours: Midnight to 8:00 am

  • Intersection of Hancock Avenue and Hull Street:
    Saw cut pavement: February 19, 2018
    Work Hours: 8:00 am – 5 pm
    Excavate and install new pipe: March 5 - March 9, 2018
    Work Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Hancock Avenue from Hull Street to Lumpkin Street:
    Saw cut pavement:  March 12, 2018
    Work Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
    Excavate and install new pipe: March 13 - March 23, 2018
    Work Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Scheduled Downtown Event
    March for Meals 5K: March 24, 2018

  • New water line sterilization:
    Sterilization, Flushing, & Sampling:  March 26 - March 29, 2018
    Work Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Change service lines over to new water main:  April 2 - April 6, 2018

  • Scheduled Downtown Event
    Chick-fil-A Half Marathon:  April 7, 2018

    *schedule is subject to change based on unforeseen site and/or weather conditions




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