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Tucson working to replace water pipelines

Tucson Water will be replacing water pipelines near the UA beginning in January or early February, with construction lasting four to six weeks.

The company will be replacing water pipelines that bring water from reservoirs to central Tucson, and is currently working on pipelines in the Star Pass Boulevard and Greasewood Road area on the west side of Tucson, said Fernando Molina, Tucson Water public information officer.

Tucson Water will also be replacing fiber optic acoustic monitoring equipment under Greasewood Road from Star Pass Boulevard to Ironwood Hills Road and under Third Avenue from 26th Street to Lester Street, according to a press release from Tucson Water. Third Avenue is located just west of Euclid Avenue and the work being done just north of Speedway Boulevard is expected to affect parking and traffic, Molina said.

The crews working on the pipelines will move from one section to another, only affecting one area at a time as they move along the water pipeline. Molina advised students who commute to campus and the surrounding community to be aware that there will be work in progress.

“Be aware of … heavy equipment that might be used in the process,” Molina said. “Just be aware of people that are working in the areas.

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