Extended water shutoff: No big drain on downtown?
Post Independent Staff
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Water service between 7th and 10th streets along Grand Avenue was shut off up to one hour and 45 minutes longer than expected on Friday.
The afternoon water line shutoff was done by design, but instead of being turned back on at 5 p.m., some businesses went without water service until 6:45 p.m. Friday.
Mark Gould, president of Gould Construction, said the after-hours work was necessary to keep the city project on schedule.
“We had to finish these tie-ins so we could keep on our paving schedule for Wednesday,” he said. “It took a little longer that we expected.”
Gould said every business and residence between 7th and 10th streets along Grand Avenue went without water until 5:45 p.m., then just a handful between 7th and 8th streets were affected until 6:45 p.m.
John Zalinski, manager of the Cafe at Summit Canyon, said the slightly extended water shutoff was no big deal.
“You couldn’t use the bathroom, but other than that they had told us that the water would be shut off a couple of days before, so it didn’t affect us much,” he said.
Zalinski said his baristas pre-brewed the coffee for the store and had plenty to last until water was restored before 7 p.m.
“They were very nice about it,” he said of Gould. “It was supposed to happen earlier in the afternoon, but it got pushed back.”
Gould said the project is still on schedule and should be done before Nov. 1.
“We’ve been working a lot of late hours, but we’re on schedule.”
Contact Greg Masse: 945-8515, ext. 511
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