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Water Main Project in Old Saybrook Starting Week of December 11

Connecticut Water $1.5 million project to replace water main installed in 1950

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Water Main Project in Old Saybrook Starting Week of December 11

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn., Nov. 30, 2023 — Connecticut Water Company is beginning installation of a new water main the week of Dec 11 in the Cornfield Point section of Old Saybrook that includes Bellaire Drive, Saltaire Drive, Clearwater Road, Cottage Road, East Lane, and Sea Lane between East Lane and Bellaire Drive. About eight-tenths of a mile, or 4,400 feet, of water main will be installed at a cost of approximately $1.5 million. The new main replaces existing pipe that is approximately 73 years old. Three fire hydrants will also be replaced as part of the project. The main and fire hydrant will provide additional fire protection for public safety and improved water quantity and quality to area residents.

“Investing in drinking water infrastructure improves water system reliability and enhances water quality,” stated Vice President of Service Delivery, Rose Gavrilovic, P.E. She added, “When customers turn on the tap they expect high-quality water, without interruption. This investment in new water main will serve customers for decades to come.”

Work hours for the project will be 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The project is expected to be complete by March 2024. The project is funded through the Water Infrastructure and Conservation Adjustment (WICA) on customer bills. Connecticut Water’s goal is to replace about one percent of its more than 1,850 miles of water main every year through the WICA program. The company plans to invest over $52 million in water treatment, water storage and pipelines in 2023.

Customers in the construction area have been notified of the project and will receive advance notice of any scheduled water service interruption because of the water main installation project.

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