Northeast Tarrant

After years of work and $2.2 million spent, water pressure improves in Bedford

Bedford contracted with Saber Development to replace 8,500 feet of water lines, 25 gate valves and various concrete and asphalt repairs.
Bedford contracted with Saber Development to replace 8,500 feet of water lines, 25 gate valves and various concrete and asphalt repairs. Courtesy photo

People living in the northwest part of the city no longer have to deal with poor water pressure when doing laundry or taking showers.

During the past six years, Bedford has worked with engineering firm Kimley-Horn and Associates and spent over $2.2 million to install new water lines and make other improvements to help around 1,500 residents.

The city contracted with Saber Development to replace 8,500 feet of water lines, 25 gate valves and various concrete and asphalt repairs. And once the project was underway, three additional gate valves and a 33-foot water line was added. The work, which began in 2013 after funding and the design for the project were in place, was completed April 17.

Public Works Director Tom Hoover said that water pressure has increased by 38 percent in northwest Bedford.

“Things have worked out really well,” he said.

Elizabeth Campbell, 817-390-7696

Twitter: @fwstliz

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