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Replacement water lines for stretch of Lincoln Ave.
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Two water line projects – one to improve water pressure in part of Central Manteca and the other to set the stage for growth in West Manteca – are going out to bid.

Neither project will impact the general fund as the replacement lines are being paid for through water fees for current users while the new line is being covered by growth fees. The money being used is restricted for the propose that it is being spent for and cannot be used under state law to help balance the general fund that is facing a potential $11.3 million deficit in the fiscal year starting July 1.

The Lincoln Avenue water main project is expected to cost $525,000. It involves replacing several smaller, inadequately sized lines with 3,850 feet of pipe for a 12-inch water main, modify four fire hydrant plugs, and modify 61 water connections.

The water line work is in Lincoln Avenue from North Street to Alameda Street, Alameda Street from Lincoln Avenue to Dawn Drive, and in Dawn Drive from Alameda Street to Edison Street.

“The distribution system conveys water from the sources to the customers, and must provide capacity to meet all domestic, industrial, irrigation, and fire suppression demands,” senior civil engineer Fernando Ulloa wrote in a memo to the council. “These smaller diameter pipes in the older sections of the city cannot adequately meet these demands and need to be replaced with properly sized pipes.”

It is the latest in a multi-year plan of replacing problematic water lines throughout the city.

It is expected to cost $350,000 to install a 12-inch water main, fire hydrants and 20 service lines along 2,590 feet from Yosemite Avenue to Crom Street along Airport Way.

There are a series of residential, business parks and retail projects envisioned along the corridor.

The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.