Connecticut Water announced today that it has launched a water conservation pilot program that focuses on outdoor water use for small water systems served by the company. The company will look to build on the results of the pilot as a stepping stone for a broader companywide program to promote conservation measures for outdoor water use. Customer communications for the pilot were launched just before the start of the summer season when outdoor water usage is at its highest.
Beginning on or after May 28, Connecticut Water will begin replacing about 3,000 feet of water main on Scoville Road between Burnham Road and West Avon Road, Route 167, in Avon. The water main being replaced is more than 60 years old. The project is expected to run through August and will cost nearly $500,000.
Beginning the week of May 11, Connecticut Water will begin replacing more than 2,000 feet of water main on First Street Annex and Second Street in Plainfield. The water main being replaced is nearly 110 years. The estimated project cost is nearly $600,000 and is expected to continue through the end of August.
As Gov. Lamont has announced a staged plan for re-opening many Connecticut businesses later this month, Connecticut Water recommends that building owners and property managers flush the water pipes upon returning to any building that may have been vacant or infrequently used over the last several weeks.
Connecticut Water announced today, in the spirit of Earth Day, that it has completed notification to 10 Connecticut towns and several private nonprofit land conservation organizations of the availability of company-owned land for preservation as open space. In all, there are approximately 480 acres of land that the company no longer needs for water supply purposes and plans to make available for preservation as open space.
Connecticut Water is reminding customers that help is available for those who are having trouble paying their water bills. Affected customers are encouraged to contact Connecticut Water before their accounts become past due. The company’s Help 2 Our Customers assistance program provides for bill reductions and payment plans so customers don’t fall behind.