FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2019
Contact: Tim Nyander
Director Water and Sewer Utilities Department
Mall Avenue, South of Joyce Boulevard, Closed During Night for Water Main Installation
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — City of Fayetteville crews are working during the night to install a water main near the intersection of Mall Avenue and Joyce Boulevard. All lanes of Mall Avenue, south of the intersection to the Walmart parking lot entrance, will be closed from 11 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16 through 6 a.m. on Thursday, January 17.
Please use extreme caution when traveling in the work area and allow yourself extra travel time.
Fayetteville’s water distribution infrastructure includes more than 782 miles of water mains, 4,449 fire hydrants and 13,654 valves. Water main breaks happen for a variety of reasons – age, shift in soil (caused by nearby construction, extremely dry/wet soil, thawing), sudden water pressure changes, etc. Breaks also take different forms which require different kinds of repair. Crews dig to locate breaks and once found, make appropriate repairs. Replacement of pipes are considered capital expenses due to the cost. City staff works with City Council Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste Committee members to prioritize projects and allocate resources.
Information about Fayetteville’s Water and Sewer Operations can be found on the City’s website here: http://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/426