Stadtwerke Geretsried is planning two measures for this year: This year, they are renovating drinking water pipes in Egerlandstraße and Dompfaffenweg.
Geretsried – Geretsried municipal utilities are planning two major construction projects this year. In both cases, new water pipes are laid. The Egerlandstraße and the Dompfaffenweg are affected. In the process, old lines will continue to be laid from private property to public traffic areas.
It starts at Egerlandstraße between the junctions Kirchplatz and Elbestraße; the exact date has not yet been scheduled. "In this area, the current DN 250 supply line still runs largely over the adjacent private properties," Tobias Mezger, head of planning and construction at the municipal utilities, told our newspaper when asked. In some cases, it is located directly on or behind the buildings. In the event of a burst pipe, the line is currently largely inaccessible to the municipal utilities. And due to the proximity to the houses, damage to the building cannot be ruled out.
Risk of damage increases with the age of the cables
It is possible that the pipe even dates back to the armaments era or shortly afterwards, Mezger speculates. Since the risk of damage increases with increasing age of the line, it urgently needs to be relocated to the public transport area for reasons of security of supply, the expert explains the necessity of the measure.
According to Mezger, the laying of the line, including the house connections, will take about seven weeks. During the construction period, the Egerlandstraße between the intersection Kirchplatz and Elbestraße is to be closed on one side. Access to the adjacent properties will be maintained. The measure is being carried out by the company Iska from Holzkirchen. The estimated total construction costs are 100,000 euros.
Mezger adds that the recent work carried out at the intersection of Elbestraße/Kirchplatz has nothing to do with this construction project. "A zone measuring shaft was installed here," explains the expert. With the help of this zoning of the water supply, water losses could be limited more quickly and also remedied more quickly.
In the second half of the year, it will be the turn of the Bullfaffen Trail
It is not until the second half of the year that it will be the turn of the Bullfaffen Trail. There, according to Mezger, the supply line is only in the area of house numbers 6 to 16 on private property. In the rest of the area, the pipe had already been laid in the public space in an earlier construction project. Between the house numbers mentioned, some of the house connections are still made of old steel pipes, which "experience has shown that they already have considerable corrosion damage and thus leaks". These connecting lines will also be renewed in the course of the measure. The estimated construction costs are a total of 180,000 euros. "The high costs are due to the fact that a relatively large number of house connections, some of which are quite long, have to be built," explains Mezger. Furthermore, the entire route must be examined for explosive ordnance. According to the statutes, residents only pay for the private part of the new house connection – from the border to the building. "The costs will be invoiced to the owners after completion of the construction project by notice with the valid running meter flat rates."
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Due to the cramped conditions, the Dompfaffenweg will be completely closed to through traffic for the duration of the measure. Nine weeks are estimated, and the construction workers are expected to arrive from mid-August. Mezger adds: "The affected residents, who will receive new connecting lines in the course of the two measures, have been informed." There will also be an on-site visit in advance. "At this meeting, the necessary measures on the property are discussed with the owner," explains the municipal utility employee. "The owner will also receive a corresponding cost estimate at this appointment."
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