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9/14/2015 - Water main improvement project comes to Warner Street

Waterbury Bureau of Water to Start Water Main Cleaning and Cement Lining Project on Warner Street; Work to be done by mid-November

 A water-main improvement project has been scheduled for Warner Street as part of ongoing efforts by the City of Waterbury’s Bureau of Water to repair and replace aging infrastructure. This project will not only provide for the rehabilitation of the 80-year-old cast-iron water pipes, it will also replace the shut-off valves along the street. This will enable higher flow rates, improved water pressure and water quality, and will quicken our ability to respond to future emergencies.

 The Bureau of Waterbury and its contractor, Heitkamp Inc., have scheduled the work to start the week of September 21 and finish by mid-November. Crews will first set up a bypass, above-ground water main to serve all customers during the time that the buried water main is under repair. This will result in hoses connected to fire hydrants and above-ground plastic piping.

Crews will utilize a series of access pits dug roughly every 500 feet and employ a mechanical device to scrape and clean the inside of the water mains. They will then apply a concrete mortar lining to protect the pipes from future corrosion. Because the water main does not need to be replaced in its entirety, disruption to traffic will be minimized.

 During construction residents, motorists and pedestrians can expect to see:

  • Hoses connected to fire hydrants and above ground plastic piping
  • Intermittent traffic lane and street parking closures
  • Water released for required water quality-related flushing
  • Construction equipment and materials
  • Steel plate road covers for temporary street openings
  • Some limited asphalt paving areas

 It’s important for pedestrians and motorists to keep an eye on sidewalks, streets and local signage. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may experience.

 Project details and a map are available at the Water Department Office located at 21 East Aurora Street. For questions regarding this project please contact the Bureau Engineering Office at 203-574-8251 ext. 7669. 

 To report a potential water quality issue or ask any customer service related question, please call our Customer Call Center at 203-574-8251.