For public safety, Aquarion recommends that all fire hydrants, public or private, have independent connections from fire sprinkler lines and/or water service lines.
Public Fire Hydrants
Public fire hydrants are owned by Aquarion and paid for by the Town or City they are located in.
Private Fire Hydrants
Private fire hydrants are purchased, installed, owned, and maintained (inspected/tested) by the property owner. Property owners will receive a bill for each of the hydrants on their property from Aquarion.
The New Services Process involves:
Aquarion owns and is responsible for:
The owner provides and is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the following:
After the meter pit is installed by your contractor and an Aquarion Service Technician installs the meter in the meter pit, you should advise our New Services Department that the meter has been installed and you are ready to schedule the tap.
You will receive an email from Aquarion New Services Department advising you of the date and timeframe that your property will be connected to Aquarion’s Water Main.
The connection to Aquarion’s water main is the further of these the following:
You have the option of keeping the well or severing from it entirely.
Yes. Water meters will not be installed in new customer piping systems unless a suitable electrical bonding connection has been provided by the customer around the meter, whether installed inside or in a meter pit. Such bonding must be in compliance with the NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC)-2011 and local power company electrical service installation regulations. Section 250.53 states: