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Posted on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 : 10:05 a.m.

Ardmoor Avenue water service in Ann Arbor interrupted as result of West Stadium construction

By Edward Vielmetti


Ardmoor Avenue between W. Stadium and Avondale, marked here in red, is unexpectedly without water this morning. Residents of other streets shown here in blue were notified on Monday of today's planned constructions.

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Ardmoor Avenue between West Stadium Boulevard and Avondale on the west side of Ann Arbor is without water this morning. Crews working on the West Stadium road, water, and sewer construction discovered that the Ardmoor main was not fed from the east as it had been documented in the city's water main record drawings. So their work at the site unexpectedly interrrupted residents' service. This main will be reconnected as quickly as possible, according to an e-mail sent to residents by Elizabeth Rolla, Senior Project Manager, and crews hope to complete the work this afternoon.

Other streets scheduled to be affected by today's work include Avondale (Catalina to Greenview); Maywood (Avondale to W. Stadium); Westfield (Avondale to W. Stadium); Arella (W. Stadium to Pauline); Stadium Court; Kay Parkway (W. Stadium to Chapel Court); Alhambra (W. Stadium to Coronada); and West Stadium (Suffolk to Maywood). Residents of those streets had been notified on Monday.

When water is turned back on, it may have an orange or rusty appearance, similar to the orange water sometimes seen after a water main leak or the periodic water main flush. If your water turns orange, run the cold taps until it clears. Don't do laundry if your water is orange; if you do notice rust stains on clothes, don't dry them in the dryer before treating the stains.

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Fri, Jun 18, 2010 : 8:38 a.m.

Geek chick - If your water being shut off had something to do with the city and a construction project, I'm sure it'd get reported. I'm guessing because it's a privately owned building, the reporter isn't necessarily going to hear about it. You should talk to your bldg management about being notified.

Geek Chick

Thu, Jun 17, 2010 : 2:48 p.m.

Why is it news when home owners have their water shut off, and it isn't news when apartment dwellers get their water shut off? Every time there is a plumbing repair to any apartment in my building, the water is shut off to all of the units. No notice. No story. We just cope. So why can't people who live in houses cope?