Well #5 Construction Updates
The Village would like to provide residents with information about the construction of the new deep well:
Well # 5 is operational and awaiting permitting by the IEPA (a 50-60 day process). During this waiting period, the Village intends to install the flow meter and complete all testing.
Well #5 is now operational.
Well #5 is nearing completion. This month will includes final repairs, initial production testing, and fire hydrant flushing. Once all testing is successfully concluded, Well #5 will be considered online for emergency use, and Phase I integration will be complete. This has been a complex but critically important project building redundancy into our deep well water distribution system. Completion of the well was made even more challenging due to construction and supply delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Village’s new deep well is nearing completion. Over the next few weeks, equipment installations and hardware and software modifications will be completed at the water plant facilities. It is anticipated that in early February, the high resistance zig zag grounding transformer will be installed , after which pump tests will be initiated, followed by complete coliform testing. Once test results are clear, Well #5 will be brought into service.
In the coming days the well motor will be set, sealed, and the pump assembled. Column pipe is being mobilized and lengths of pipe will be pushed in the coming week. It is anticipated that pump tests, coliform tests, and IEPA sample collections will take place before the end of the month. The Water Department continues to work with Concentric Integration to ensure that all necessary modifications are completed before treatment tests begin.
The electrical building for Well #5 has been placed on the site. Soon the work will transition from the Village's contractor to ComED, who will install a utility pole on the south side of Burlington, run the new primary line, and set the transformer. Once that is complete Suez (Waterworks) will be back in to set the pump and motor, later this fall.
Excavation and foundation work for the electrical building has been completed. The underground electrical work has begun, and will take approximately two weeks to complete. The electrical building is scheduled to arrive the week of August 17, and any street closures will be communicated prior to its arrival. Installation of the column pipe, well pump, motor, and test pumping will be scheduled following the completion of site work. Despite numerous construction delays as a result of COVID-19, the well is anticipated to be online by mid- to late- October.