Water pressure to increase in preparation for new WL buildings

Indiana American Water is increasing water pressure to a portion of Purdue's campus Wednesday. The area that will see the change is between North Russell Street, West Stadium Avenue, North University and West State streets.

Posted: Nov 1, 2017 11:27 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Indiana American Water is increasing water pressure to a portion of Purdue's campus Wednesday. The area that will see the change is between North Russell Street, West Stadium Avenue, North University and West State streets.
The water pressure increase is in preparation for new buildings that will be built as a part of the State Street Redevelopment Project.
Indiana American Water will turn some valves to make the transfer so no construction will be done. City officials say those affected might see brown water for a day or so after the transfer.
"The actual switch in water pressure should be somewhat instantaneous, it happens fairly quick. As that happens things get stirred up and you will see a little bit of discoloration," said West Lafayette City Engineer Ed Garrison. "As they make these pressure transfers it's going to free up a lot of the minerals that have been built up in their system for years and years and years. It will come out brownish in color, it's not harmful at all."
Water pressure will go from about 50 PSI to about 80 PSI for Indiana American Water customers.

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