2017 Water Department Projects List

The City of Coeur d’Alene Water Department, as part of its annual maintenance and replacement program, routinely schedules water main and customer service line replacement projects. The Water Department targets those water mains and services that are undersized and inadequate to meet customer demand requirements, or have reached their anticipated service life and may be more prone to failure. Typically these projects are coordinated with the Streets & Engineering Department’s annual street overlay program schedule to minimize future road repairs.

The water main replacement program entails installation of a new parallel water main while keeping the existing water main in service to minimize customer service interruptions. All new customer services and fire hydrants are installed along with the new mains so that all applicable infrastructure is up to date and meets current codes and standards.

The customer service line replacements target old service lines that have had prior problems. At this time the Water Department is working to rapidly replace an inferior service line material known as Yardley that was manufactured in the late 1960’ to early 1970’s. This material is especially prone to failure at the slightest ground movement. The utility maintenance crew routinely replaces about 150 of these services annually.

  • Dalton Av. – Kayla Ct. to Pleasant Wy. – 780 feet of 8” water main replacement. Time line Pending schedule
  • Seltice Wy. – Huetter Rd. to Sunapee Lp. – 2300 feet of 12”& 16” water main installation Time line pending schedule for Seltice Wy road redesign.
  • Seltice Wy. – 2621 Seltice Wy. to 2795 Seltice Wy. – 1600 feet of 12” water main installation Time line pending schedule for Seltice Wy road redesign.
  • Hastings Av. – 1600 block – Multiple service replacements Time line pending schedule from wastewater open trench projects
  • Military Dr. – Empire Av. to Garden Av. – 321 feet of 8in Water main replacement Time line pending schedule from wastewater open trench projects
  • Garden Av. – Military Dr. to Fort Grounds Dr. - Multiple service replacements Time line pending schedule from wastewater open trench projects
  • Thomas Ln. – 15th to City limits - Multiple service replacements Time line June - July- August
  • 17th – Mary Ln. to Satre Av. - Multiple service replacements Time line June- July- August
  • 18th – Satre Av. to end of cul-de-sac - Multiple service replacements Time line June- July- August
  • 19th – Thomas Ln. to Nettleton Gulch Rd. - Multiple service replacements Time line June- July- August
  • April Elaine Av. – 17th to 19th St. - Multiple service replacements Time line June- July- August


2017 Hydrant Maintenance

  • Hydrant Maintenance- We will be flow testing and doing general maintenance to 760 fire hydrants. Time line May through September.

2017 Meter Maintenance

  • Meter replacement program- This project include the replacement of 2000 meters Time line May through September.