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Essential Water Infrastructure Work Continues in Newtown

Jul 2, 2021 by Peter Fazekas Connecticut

Water main extension project scheduled to begin July 12, 2021

NEWTOWN, CONN. – July 2, 2021 – Aquarion Water Company continues to perform essential work on infrastructure necessary to ensure continued system reliability.  A water main extension project is scheduled to begin July 12 on Riverside Road and is expected to be completed by the end of October. Residents that live along this extension route will have an opportunity to connect to the new water main if they choose to.  An additional water main replacement project on Alpine Drive will also be completed later in 2021.  Final paving will then be scheduled and performed by the Town of Newtown. 

The Riverside Road project, which will install approximately 10,720 feet of water main, is part of an ongoing program to improve Aquarion’s water distribution system and to ensure the highest quality water. 

“We greatly appreciate residents’ patience during this project,” said Michael Hiltz, Aquarion’s Manager of Capital Delivery.  “We will work closely with our customers, contractors, and town officials to coordinate the work and minimize any disruptions.”

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.  Stratford-based Burns Construction Company will serve as the contractor for the water main extension project.

To keep customers informed about scheduled/unscheduled work , Aquarion utilizes an Everbridge notification system to call affected customers. Aquarion encourages customers to sign up for this free service at www.aquarionwater.com/alerts.  Also, project updates describing the construction status, schedule for the following week, changes in traffic patterns, and detours will be posted weekly on the Town of Newtown website www.newtown-ct.gov/public-works.  

Customers with project-related questions may contact Bill Dwinells, Aquarion’s project manager, at (203) 367-5906.  For service or water-related issues, please contact Aquarion Customer Service at 1-800-732-9678.  For more information about a new service, residents can visit www.aquarionwater.com/newservice


About Aquarion Water Company

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.

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