Please help us complete this project faster! When your water is shut off, do not use your sinks, tubs and toilets until the water is turned back on.
Today our team met with the General Contractor and plumbers to get an update on the status. Overall, we remain on target for completion by the first week in October. There have been no new surprises, however it is always possible an unknown condition may be found. The contractor expressed optimism – pretty much everything is open and exposed. They have reported the problems they found, and the Board authorized addressing them. The workers are in the process of putting it all back together. (Just with new plumbing and insulation.)
There is good news – on Thursday August 6th, the plumbers will not be working on drain lines, so there will only be a shutdown to the “Low Rise” units of the building and 2nd floor. Water will only be off from the 2nd floor to the 29th floor between 8am and 5pm.
*There is one exception on Thursday – the ‘12/’14 bathrooms from the 30th to 55th floors will be off to complete an in unit repair on the line, not related to the plumbing project.
Going forward, we continue to expect full building shut downs Monday through Thursday, from 8am to 5pm. This schedule will continue for about 3 weeks while they complete installation of the new drain lines and valves. If all goes as expected, it is possible shut downs will not be needed every day and if that is the case we will advise everyone via e-mail and notice if possible. (If you are not on our e-mail list, you can join by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Because they will be focusing on drain lines, the less coming down the drains the more work they will be able to accomplish each day. It is imperative residents do not use their sinks, faucets and toilets during these shutdowns. Not only will using the drain lines interfere with the work, it will lengthen the daily shutdowns, and add days to the anticipated schedule. If it helps, we suggest you post yourself a note on your faucets and toilets to remind you – or tape over your toilet bowel handle. Also, we are happy to provide some caution tape, if that would help you remember not to use any fixtures and drains.
Once the plumbers are done, the general contractor expects it to take a full month to finish the insulation, ceiling replacement, lighting, electrical and painting. So, as expected, that brings us to the first week in October.
Please contact the office if you have any questions.