Water main cleaning scheduled to take place in Bethel May 17 through May 29
BRIDGEPORT, CONN. – May 14, 2020 – Aquarion Water Company today announced the launch of a water main cleaning project for the Chimney Heights System in Bethel. Scheduled to begin Sunday, May 17, 2020, the project is expected to be completed on Friday, May 29, 2020. The water main cleaning project is being undertaken to ensure that Bethel customers continue to receive the highest quality water.
The project will last approximately two weeks. During that time, customers may notice some discoloration in their water. This discoloration results from the temporary disturbance of the water flow, which stirs up naturally occurring minerals that settle in water mains. Aquarion recommends customers store water in their refrigerators for drinking and cooking. Customers should also refrain from washing laundry if water is discolored. Prior to resuming use, customers should run their cold water faucets until the water appears clear.
“We appreciate customers’ patience as Aquarion works to complete the water main cleaning project,” said Kevin Lott, Aquarion’s Manager of Distribution. “We will be completing this preventative maintenance work in the evening hours to reduce the impact on our customers.”
Water main cleaning will take place Sunday through Thursday nights from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The streets where the cleaning project will take place are:
Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 53 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, CT, it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices. Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.