Connecticut Water is announcing COVID-19-related precautions that it is taking to protect the health and safety of employees, customers and the community while continuing to deliver a reliable supply of safe drinking water.
Connecticut Water has begun installation of a new water main in Danielson, along a portion of Route 12, Wauregan Road and Taos Drive. The new water main will replace a vital pipeline between a water supply source and the distribution system that serves customers. The current water supply, or transmission line, which runs through a remote area, would complicate repair efforts if the pipe were to break. The new water main will eventually connect the company’s water systems in Plainfield and Danielson and provide additional system resilience.
Connecticut Water announced that it will be replacing 5,000 feet of shallow-depth water main in the company’s Sound View water system in Old Lyme. Beginning the week of March 9, shallow-depth water main on several streets will be replaced with new water main that is buried at full depth, approximately five feet deep. The new main will be installed on the following streets: Pond Road; the upper portions of Swan and Portland roads; a section of Route 156; the extensions of Portland, Hartford and Swan north of Route 156; and North Lane.
Today, Connecticut Water Service, or Connecticut Water, announced that it has filed its 2019 year-end compliance update on merger commitments with the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. As part of the approval process to join Connecticut Water and SJW Group, 79 commitments that demonstrated the benefit of the combination to Connecticut customers and communities were offered by the companies and became a condition of the PURA approval.
Connecticut Water is planning to invest more than $50 million in drinking water infrastructure in 2020. Pipeline replacement projects account for nearly half of the planned spending, with 20 new and continuing projects at an estimated cost of more than $27 million. The majority of the remaining funds are allocated to improvements in treatment, water storage and pumping facilities.
Beginning the week of Feb. 24, the section of Glenwood Road between Route 81 and Liberty Street will be closed to through traffic between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Clinton police will be on-site to direct traffic around the construction area.