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Old Greenwich Water Main Replacement Should Begin Monday

The Aquarion Water Co. project is expected to begin March 31 and last three months.

Sound Beach Avenue at St. Claire Avenue in Old Greenwich where water main replacements are scheduled. Patch file photo: Barbara Heins.
Sound Beach Avenue at St. Claire Avenue in Old Greenwich where water main replacements are scheduled. Patch file photo: Barbara Heins.

Aquarion Water Company plans to resume its Old Greenwich water main replacement project on Sound Beach Avenue from Shore Road to St. Claire Avenue.

The work is scheduled to begin Monday, March 31, and is expected to be completed by the end of June. The project will replace a total of 1,950 feet of 6-inch and 8-inch cast iron water main with 12-inch ductile iron main, as part of the company’s improvement plan to increase fire flows in the area. 

The work originally was scheduled to be done in fall 2013.

During the project, customers in the area may experience temporary service disruptions or discolored water.  Aquarion recommends customers store water in their refrigerators for drinking and cooking in case these circumstances arise.  Customers also should refrain from washing laundry if water is discolored.  Prior to resuming use, customers should run their cold water faucets until the water appears clear.  Due to construction, minor traffic issues and detours may also arise. 

 

“We greatly appreciate residents’ patience during this project,” said Alan Huth, Aquarion’s Manager of Utility Programs.  “We will work closely with our customers, contractors, and town officials from the highway, wastewater, and traffic operations departments to coordinate the work and minimize disruption.”

 

Customers with project-related questions may contact Steve Glowa, Aquarion’s Pipeline Program Coordinator, at (203) 362-3061.  For service or water-related issues, contact Aquarion Customer Service at 1-800-732-9678.

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