The Lodi City Council approved plans to begin the fourth phase of the city’s residential water meter program on Wednesday night by a 4-0 vote. Advertisement of bids for the project was approved in the same vote.
Phase four includes installing 1,334 new water meters and replacing 4.5 miles of water main in the residential area bordered by Lower Sacramento Road, Elm Street, Ham Lane and Tokay Street.
To date, 7,274 meters have been installed and about 9.6 miles of water main have been replaced throughout the city, according to staff reports.
This phase of the project is expected to cost $5.61 million. Construction is expected to begin in April and end in November. There are seven phases total in the project.
The council also approved plans and advertisement of bids for the non-residential phase of the water program at the same meeting.
In this phase, the city will begin placing water meters at all service locations that currently do not have meters. These locations include commercial, industrial and city buildings, city parks and landscape areas, residential common areas, commercial common areas, industrial common areas and other water services.