The water main needs to be replaced because it is 40 to 50 years old and starting to leak.
After digging the trench, workers have found water mains are sometimes deeper or shallower than expected, Bland says. The block closest to Little River Turnpike has underground electrical wires, so that may present an additional challenge. The project also includes replacing all fire hydrants along the project area. Four new hydrants have already been installed.
So where does Annandale’s water come from? According to Bland, it depends where you live: Some of if comes from the Potomac and some is from the Occoquan Reservoir.