Cartersville Water Department Begins Work on Etowah Drive

The replacement of a water line is expected to take about 150 days.

Credit: Mapquest
Credit: Mapquest

The city of Cartersville Water Department is set to start work on the Etowah Drive water line this week, according to a press release.  

Work will begin at Old Mill Road and end at West Main Street.  

The project is expected to continue for about 150 days, with the primary goal of upgrading the current 4-inch water line, which is more than 70 years old, to a 12-inch water line.  

During the process, many fire hydrants also will be upgraded, and several stretches of sidewalk will be replaced after the water line underneath is completed.  

No water disruptions during the project are expected, except for the 10 to 15 minutes when the new line is connected to the existing line. Those effected will be notified in advance.  

Flagmen and signage will be properly placed where needed throughout the construction. Officials ask motorists to be patient and avoid the area if possible as the city works to upgrade the water line so it can serve the public more effectively.   

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