The City of Iowa City has contracted the services of Surveying And Mapping (SAM), LLC, who will begin mapping the City's water and fiber assets in May 2022. This process typically consists of inspecting utility features, using global positioning system (GPS), and equipment. Their work will be ongoing from May through October 2022. 

What residents can expect

Residents may notice SAM crews as they survey public infrastructure (i.e. hydrants, valves, boxes, and poles). Most of the work will occur between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Some work may take place after these hours when there is less traffic. SAM crews will be wearing yellow reflective vests and driving vehicles with their company logo.

Please note crews may occasionally require access into and through private property, but never in your home. Access will be needed within City easements. Some infrastructure may be covered and need to be uncovered to allow for survey. Crews will minimize their impact on these areas.  

Why is this project important?

This work is part of a larger Asset Management project. The information gathered will be incorporated into the City’s geographic information systems (GIS) and assist with long-term planning for projects and growth.

Who to contact with questions

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Water Division at 319-356-5160 or SAM at 660-562-0050.

Date of publication

Thursday, April 28, 2022