Connecticut Water Company (CWC) will be replacing water main in your neighborhood starting on or about July 6, 2021. The work hours will be 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We expect that the project to be complete by the end of September.
About the project: Connecticut Water will replace about 2,000 feet of existing 6” pipe from the 1930’s with 8” ductile iron pipe. This project will increase available water flow to the area and improve system reliability and fire protection. One fire hydrant will be replaced as part of the project, along with connections to 30 homes.
Location: Florence Ave from Orchard Street to Ellington Ave
This work to improve your water system is possible because of our Water Infrastructure and Conservation Adjustment (WICA) program. WICA funds enable us to accelerate the replacement of aging water system infrastructure and sustain valuable water resources. These projects ensure you and future generations of customers will continue to experience high-quality, reliable water service.
During the project, we will also be replacing our portion of the water service line that runs from our water main toward the curb line. It may be necessary to briefly interrupt your water service during that time. We will notify you at least 24 hours in advance of planned interruptions to plan accordingly. Most interruptions are brief, lasting less than a few hours. It is not necessary that anyone be present at the time of the replacement.
Please use caution in the construction work zone. Our work will involve trenches that may be up to 6 feet deep. Our contractor will take all required safety measures to ensure the work area is safe, including appropriate signs, barricades and traffic control. At times traffic lanes may be restricted. Restoration work, such as repaving of driveway aprons and restoration of grass along the curb line, will take place when the project is fully completed. Due to seasonal constraints around paving and planting, the restoration work may take place several weeks after we have moved through your area.