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Water Infrastructure Work to Begin in New Fairfield

May 13, 2024 by Peter Fazekas Connecticut

Ball Pond PFAS removal treatment projects to start on May 15

NEW FAIRFIELD, CONN. – May 13, 2024 – Aquarion Water Company continues to perform essential work on water infrastructure in New Fairfield necessary to ensure continued system water quality. 

On May 15, Aquarion’s contractor – Oxford-based Kovacs Construction Co., Inc. – will begin construction on its water treatment facilities located at 2 Biggs Ave, and shortly afterward at 12 Renda St. At each of these facilities, new stand-alone buildings will be constructed to house treatment equipment for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) removal from drinking water. The project aims to ensure that drinking water treated at these facilities complies with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for six PFAS, which was announced on April 10, 2024. The projects are expected to be completed by December 2024.

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

Due to construction, residences and businesses should expect minor traffic between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. To keep customers informed about scheduled/unscheduled work, Aquarion utilizes an Everbridge notification system to contact affected customers. Aquarion encourages customers to sign up for this free service at www.aquarionwater.com/alerts.  

For more information about Aquarion’s construction projects, visit www.aquarionwater.com/projects. Customers can learn more about their water quality by visiting www.aquarionwater.com/wqr for our current water quality reports.

Customers with project-related questions may contact Phat Phung, Aquarion’s Project Manager, at (203) 337-5957. For service or water-related issues, please contact Aquarion Customer Service at 1-800-732-9678.


About Aquarion Water Company

Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 750,000 people in 72 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.