The community’s underground pipes began to break during a cold winter season. Water was coming up from underground and flooding the already icy streets. Because the streets were private, the association was responsible for the pipe and asphalt maintenance and repairs.
Cities Management, An Associa® Company, immediately assisted with four temporary repairs to remove existing asphalt and fix the broken pipes. Later, the branch worked with the city and a local engineering firm to replace all underground copper pipes with PVC piping. The street, driveways, and curbing were also replaced throughout the entire association.
The association had been reserving for this project and planned to do it phases; however, all repairs had to be completed at once because of the state of the pipes. The branch supported the development of the appropriate scope, facilitated detailed project bidding, helped with vendor selection, and supported the overall successful coordination, oversight, and completion of the project.
Due to the need to accelerate the underground infrastructure project, the association also faced a funding shortfall. The community’s manager helped the association secure an HOA loan and levy a special assessment so they could complete all repairs in one phase. The branch’s assistance and collaboration with the local government and an engineering firm improved the community’s appearance and gave residents comfort in knowing their water pipes are brand new and will not require costly repairs for decades to come.