February 21st, 2019

MUB contractor working along Mississippi Street

The contractor for Morgantown Utility Board, D&M Contracting, is preparing areas along Mississippi Street for installation of a new 30” ductile iron raw water line. Installation of the water line itself is expected to begin the week of February 25 and will take 10 to 12 weeks to complete. This water line will ultimately connect the new George B. Flegal Dam and Reservoir (being constructed along Cobun Creek Road just off the Kingwood Pike) to the water treatment plant on Don Knotts Boulevard.

The current work stretches from the intersection of BOPARC’s Woodland Trail and Mississippi Street and moves southeast to the parking area adjacent the ice rink. At the parking lot, the pipe will cross Mississippi Street and continue running along the road, extending past the city garage. From that point the pipe will cross beneath Greenbag Road (we will bore beneath the road surface so as not to disrupt traffic) run through the MUB shop and office site to the federal prison, then south toward the new George B. Flegal Dam and Reservoir.

While most of the work will occur in the ditch area beside Mississippi Street, it will be necessary to excavate along the road surface in specific locations. Stakes with pink ribbons currently mark the route of the water line.

We will keep area residents updated as work progresses. Please note that our contractor will make every effort to accommodate traffic during construction. Similarly, MUB staff are working with the Monongalia County Board of Education to minimize the impact on school traffic.

The cost of installing the complete +/- 21,000 feet of 30” pipeline and accoutrements from reservoir to water treatment plant is $7,746,000. A Google map approximating the location of the water line is available here.

This project is just one of the many ways MUB works every day to protect our water resources and ensure a clean, safe water supply.