Current Projects

This list of projects are underway or planned to commence within the next 12 months.  These are projects undertaken by 51 East Water to improve efficiency, quality and service to our members.  It is not a comprehensive list, and projects may be delayed or rescheduled as needed to accomodate more immediate concerns that may arise.

Old Line Abandonments

The following old and undersized mains are scheduled for abandonment.  All services and connections remaining on these lines will be moved to newer, larger mains.

McElroy 5" Main from Brush Creek to Union Rd.  All services and connections will be moved to 12" McElroy Transmission Main.

Fairgrounds 3" Main from McElroy to Airport Rd.  All services and connections will be moved to the 8" Fairgrounds Transmission Main

Union 5" Main from McElroy to 6th St.  All services and connections will be moved to the 10" Union Transmission Main.

Brush Creek, Prairie, and Union Dsitribution Mains north of McElroy will be moved from the McElroy 5" Main to the 12" Transmission Main

Wild Turkey Service Main will be moved from the 5" McElroy Main to the 8" Fairgrounds Transmission Main.

Lakeview Distribution Main will be moved from the Fairgrounds 3" Main to the 8" Transmission Main.

These will be an ongoing series of projects conducted in stages to limit the number and length of any service interuptions to customers served by these lines.

Pressure Regulating Valve Replacement

*UPDATE* Lone Chimney is still working on their repairs as of May 20, 2020.

Pressure Regulating Valves have been replaced: Brush Creek Rd at Noble Rd and Diamond Valley Rd at Yost Rd. 

We are waiting on Lone Chimney Water Association to complete repairs to their system before we can reopen the master meter connections at these locations.  Once these connections can be repoened we will be able to recalibrate pump pressures and reduce  the highs and lows some customers are experiencing.  Unfortunately, the timing to repoen these connections is out of our control.

Union Rd 6" Line Upgrade and Relocation (South)

Line replacement and upgrade to 6" line size along Union Rd between 19th and 32nd.  The proposed plan also includes relocating the line to the west side of Union Rd to accomodate a request from Payne County.  This project to coincide with a Payne County road improvement project.

Union Rd 6" Line Upgrade (North)

Line replacement and upgrade to 6" line size along Union Rd between McElroy and Lakeview Rd.  This project to coincide with a Payne County road improvement project.

Battle Ridge 6" Connector

A line extension connection our McElroy transmission main to the Highway 51 distribution main is underway.  Once completed this connecting line will provide a second source of water to customers on the southeast portion of our system.  This will provide more reliable water service to these customers and allow us more opportunity to keep service on to as many customers as possible when making repairs.