Fernandina's Utility Department has replaced the out of service water mains crossing the CSX railroad at Beech and Alachua Streets.
The City of Fernandina Beach’s Utility Department has replaced the out of service water mains crossing the CSX railroad at Beech and Alachua Streets. These two crossings consisted of two water mains over 50 years old, one being 8 inch in diameter and the other was a 6 inch diameter main.
In addition, a new 8 inch water main was installed crossing the railroad at Indigo Street. All the new water mains provided system looping which improve fire protection, system reliability and service capacity in the waterfront and downtown areas.
The process of permitting with CSX Rail Road was initiated in August of 2010 with a permit being issued in September of 2011. TB Landmark was the contractor who installed the bores at a cost of $48,109.50. The City Utility Department will be completing all the connections over the next month.
Total cost budgeted for this project was $150,000 which included the Indigo Street water main extension.