The City of University Park maintains approximately 88 miles of water mains and 63 miles of sanitary sewer mains. The original infrastructure was installed between 1925 and 1950. In 1989, the City began a capital replacement program to replace about 1 mile each of water mains, sanitary sewer mains, and associated pavement. This program is referred to as the Mile-per-Year (MPY) program. The life expectancy of the replacement mains is 80 to 100 years.
Historically, these replacements have been designed and bid for private contractors to perform the work. More recently, due to budget and customer service considerations, the city has explored bringing this program in-house with city crews completing work. While this transition is underway, the City is contracting with SYB Construction for the replacement of approximately one mile of utility replacement.