NBU NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2016
Contact: NBU Public Affairs Manager Gretchen Reuwer (830) 629-8486
NBU water crews complete Plaza valve replacement project
NEW BRAUNFELS—The extensive valve replacement project that was centered in the Plaza has been completed by NBU crews. The work began on February 22 and wrapped up on schedule the week of March 21.
“Even with occasional delays due to rainy weather, our Water Operations & Maintenance crews were able to complete the project within the original anticipated time frame,” NBU Public Affairs Manager Gretchen Reuwer says. “The work was especially tedious due to the need to protect pavers in the Plaza, the tight construction area, and the age of the pipe that was being replaced.”
“The crews used specialized equipment, power tools, and performed a lot of hand digging over the course of four weeks to complete the installation of four new water main valves, and replace 30 feet of pipe in and around the downtown Plaza,” Reuwer says. “The excavations have been filled in and grass has been replanted as needed. The only work remaining is for NBU to complete some minor paving in two areas.”
The addition of the water valves will aid crews in shutting down flows in water mains in the downtown area in the event of a leak or break. This helps minimize water loss and speed up the time needed for repairs.
Additional valve installation and replacement will take place in the downtown area as part of NBU’s effort to address aging infrastructure throughout its water system.