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Q1) The plan legend (as shwon on Plan PP-1, sheet No. 09) indicates the symbol for 'Maintain Existing Plants' with a very lightly dotted line. This style of line is also used for all other (E) facilities. The lines are also printed too lightly and it is impossible to verify the indicated plants. Please indicate which areas are to be maintained (i.e. areas that receive neither new plants or wild flower seeding).
A1) The area to be included in "Maintain Existing Plants" shall be from Station 198+40 to 207+60.
Q2) The C-3 Sprinkler riser shall be Type VII (see detail 'Riser Type VII' on same sheet). The detail shows a 'Flow Control Riser Adapter' as part of the riser assembly. The Sprinkler Schedule however does not indicate the need for such a device (no 'X' for Flow Shut Off). Please clarify.
A2) No 'Flow Control Riser Adapter' is needed for the C-3 risers.
Q3) Irrigation Crossover Sta. 203+20 and/or 203+50:
The drawings indicate that there are existing conductors in the existing irrigation crossover (300 CHDPE). Can be assumed that there are sufficient control and neutral conductors (and communication cables) already in place to operate all new irrigation facilities?
A3) Irrigation Crossover Sta. 203+20 and 203+50: No existing control, neutral, or communication cable exists in the existing conduit.