What amount of contamination/introduction of foreign matter to the water pipes might occur during the fiber optic Internet technology installation process?
  • The City is taking every effort to ensure that our water quality remains secure.
  • The installation and maintenance will be performed/supervised by trained City of Anacortes water department staff.
  • The City follows a strict sanitation and disinfection guidelines any time our water department crews work on our water system. The installation and maintenance of the CRALEY products will follow those same criteria. The installation equipment is fully sanitized before each installation. In addition, the water supply will be tested before being returned to service.
  • The City solicited and received input from the Washington State Department of Health on product and installation techniques.
  • All of the CRALEY products and materials are carefully selected to ensure full compliance with all water quality standards, NSF certified for the USA and WRAS certified for Europe.
  • The internal duct material is the same material as the water pipes. The internal duct is fully isolated from the water system with airtight and watertight fittings.
  • All of the products that will be used in the installation process are independently certified as safe for use in potable drinking water systems.
  • For more information about CRALEY products, please visit the Craley website.

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1. Why will the fiber optic cables be installed through the water lines?
2. What amount of contamination/introduction of foreign matter to the water pipes might occur during the fiber optic Internet technology installation process?
3. How might this affect downstream water quality in the short term during the installation process and in the long term with any maintenance operations?
4. Why does the City prefer public streets to private streets?
5. Why can't we do something to slow down traffic for pedestrians?
6. Whom do I call if a streetlight is out?
7. Whom do I call if the signal lights at an intersection are out?
8. Where can I get City maps?
9. How do I locate my sewer or other utilities located on or near my property?
10. Who do I call if I need to dig on or near my property?
11. When do I need to call before I dig?
12. Why do I need to call before I dig?
13. What are those paint markings in front of my house?
14. I see sidewalks around town that go nowhere. An example is the sidewalk recently installed on the north side of Oakes Avenue near Anacopper Mine Road. What is this all about?