SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Sept. 6, 2023 — Connecticut Water Company is beginning installation of a new water main the week of Sept. 5 in South Windsor on High Street, Hillside Drive, Steep Road, Aroda Drive and Greenfield Drive. Nearly one and four-tenths of a mile, or 7,200 feet, of water main will be installed at a cost of approximately $3.0 million. The new main replaces existing pipe that is approximately 62 years old. Ten fire hydrants will also be replaced as part of the project. The main and fire hydrants 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 in spring 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.
Construction is expected to begin on Hillside Drive at Sullivan Avenue.
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.