GREENWICH, CONN. – May 20, 2020 – Aquarion Water Company continues to perform essential work on infrastructure necessary to ensure continued system reliability. A pipeline replacement project near the Greenwich/Stamford town line is scheduled to begin May 26, 2020 on Taconic Road in Greenwich, followed by Farms Road in Stamford, and is expected to be completed by November 2020.
The project, which will replace an existing 20-inch raw water pipeline between Bargh Reservoir Dam in Stamford and the Rockwood Lake watershed in Greenwich, is part of an ongoing program to improve Aquarion’s water supply system. The infrastructure upgrades will also help to reduce leaks and improve the transfer of water from the Bargh Reservoir to Rockwood Reservoir.
As the project is designed to improve connections between reservoirs, Aquarion customers will not experience any impact to their water service. Due to construction, residents should expect minor traffic delays and possible detours during the working hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Aquarion will work closely with town officials and its contractor to coordinate work and minimize any impact on Greenwich and Stamford residents. Message boards will be installed at both ends of the work zone on Taconic Road to alert the public of construction activities. A. Vitti Excavators, LLC of Stamford will be serving as the contractor for the pipeline replacement project.
Weekly project updates including construction status, work schedule, and changes in traffic patterns and detours will be posted on Aquarion’s website at www.aquarionwater.com/infrastructure-projects.
Residents with project-related questions may contact Dennis Fields, Aquarion’s project manager, at (203) 362-3057.
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.