Water Meter Assembly Rehabilitation
Project Number 01-603-009
The City of Mesa has awarded this project to
Project is complete.
Construction on this project began at the end of March 2012 and
is estimated to be completed by the end of December 2012.
The City supplies potable water to
large users such as apartment complexes, condominiums and mobile
home parks through large master meters. These meter
assemblies are located in underground concrete vaults which
create access and confined space concerns for field maintenance
staff. The meters have reached the end of their useful
life and need to be replaced. This project will
install new meter assemblies above ground to allow a more
cost-effective and safe maintenance program.
This project will replace 35
commercial water meters that range in size from two-inch to
six-inch in diameter. Due to their age, the existing water
meters do not currently have backflow prevention devices.
A backflow prevention device is required at each meter location
to prevent the possibility of water traveling back into the
City’s water system from private property. The new
above-ground meter assemblies will be installed in City
right-of-way or in newly acquired Public Utilities and
Facilities Easements (PUFE’s). The new meters will also be
more accurate at measuring water consumption.
The recommended total award amount
for this project is $543,261.40, which is based on the lowest
bid of $493,874.00 plus an additional $49,387.40 (10% allowance
for change orders). Funding is available in the FY 11/12
Water Bond Capital Program.