I just finished speaking with Cory from AE2S Engineering regarding the Brush Lake rural water project. He reports construction is going well. They were worried about rock and ground water but haven’t run into any big issues putting in the main line. They anticipate it will be difficult to predict the project’s timeline as they start digging in people’s yards to install the meter pit, curb stop and hydrant.
They are on schedule to get the main line and most yard equipment installed before the ground freezes. In the spring, they are planning to do one more system flush, after which most subscribers should be able to have hose water available to them from the hydrants. After that, it will be up to each individual subscriber to contact a company to install water lines to their cabins, if desired.
PLEASE NOTE: If you want year-round water, you may not want the hydrant installed at all. The hydrant serves two purposes – to provide an outdoor “anytime” water source and to blow out the underground pipe after the curb stop valve is closed. It will be difficult to keep the hydrant from freezing and breaking if it’s not blown out. If you have a hydrant now and want to convert later to year-round water (no winterizing) you can have your water turned off and have a contractor remove the hydrant from the line. If you have questions about this, don’t hesitate to contact AE2S directly at 701-221-0530 and ask for an engineer in charge of the Brush Lake water project. They will be sure your questions are answered and will do what they can to help make sure your water system is installed to your specifications.