Water main replacement project scheduled to start May 23, 2022
NEWTOWN, CONN. – May 18, 2022 – Aquarion Water Company continues to perform essential work on infrastructure necessary to ensure continued system reliability. A water main replacement project is scheduled to begin in Sandy Hook on May 23, 2022, on Alpine Drive, Bankside Trail, Cottonwood Trail, Cypress Trail, Engleside Terrace, Forest Drive, Locust Drive, Round Hill Road, Shadblow Trail, and Underhill Road. The initial phase of the water main replacement project will begin on Underhill Road, Round Hill Road and Bankside Trail, however preparation work will also occur on the other listed streets. The project is expected to be completed by late Fall. Final paving will then be scheduled in coordination with the Town of Newtown.
The project, which will replace approximately 7,300 feet of water main, is part of an ongoing program to improve Aquarion’s water distribution system and to ensure the highest quality water. The infrastructure upgrades will also help to reduce leaks and water main breaks that can cause service interruptions.
“We greatly appreciate residents’ patience during this project,” said Justin Xenelis, Aquarion’s Manager of Utility Programs. “We will work closely with our customers, contractors, and town officials to coordinate the work and minimize disruptions.”
Due to construction, customers should expect minor traffic delays and possible detours during the working hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Danbury-based David Tinker Excavating will be serving as the contractor for the water main replacement 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. Information regarding Aquarion construction projects can be found at www.aquarionwater.com/projects.
Customers with project-related questions may contact Nicholas Monelli, Aquarion’s project manager, at (203) 362-3061. For service or water-related issues, please contact Aquarion Customer Service at 1-800-732-9678.
Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 700,000 people in 68 cities and towns in Connecticut, 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, Aquarion 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.