Olentangy River Road Water Main Project – Phase II

This 24-in Water Main (Phase 2) Project will be constructed as part of the Division of Water’s (DOW) Replacement and Rehabilitation (R &R) Program. The water line project is located in the Olentangy West Community Area (view map(PDF, 501KB)).

The goal is to replace existing 20” water mains that have a high break frequency. Replacement of these water mains will improve water service, decrease burden on water maintenance operations, and reduce water loss. 

The project will include approximately 5,800 linear feet of water main replacement. The existing water mains range from 65-92 years in age. Along with the installation of new water mains, the project will also include new fire hydrant installations and water service transfers. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2021.

Prior to construction, the Neighborhood Liaisons will be contacted and informed of the project. Further community outreach may result though the Neighborhood Liaison Program. Notification letters will also be mailed out in advance to residents located near the project area. These letters will provide detailed information regarding the project and important contact numbers.

DOW plans to fund this project with a below market-rate loan through the Ohio EPA’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) Program. Prior to granting this loan, the Ohio EPA required a detailed submittal from the DOW to determine the project’s eligibility for the program.

The Ohio EPA has completed a Limited Environmental Review (LER) for this project. View the letter(PDF, 878KB) "Notice of Issuance of a Limited Environmental Review and Final Finding of No Significant Impact to All Interested Citizens, Organizations and Government Agencies.” 

For questions, please call the Water Distribution Engineering Office at (614) 645-7677.