Work resumes on Old Greenwich main, Aquarion warns of possible water problems

Major work is set to resume Monday, March 31, on a critical Old Greenwich water main.

Aquarion Water Company said that it will resume work on the water main replacement project on Sound Beach Avenue from Shore Road to St. Claire Avenue which is scheduled to last until the end of June. The project will replace a total of 1,950 feet of six-inch and eight-inch cast iron water main with 12-inch ductile iron main and the company said it’s being done as part of an overall improvement plan to increase fire flows in the area.

Aquarion warned that the construction could have an impact on customers in Old Greenwich including temporary service disruptions or discolored water. Because of this Aquarion sent out a press release recommending that customers store water in their refrigerators for drinking and cooking in case these circumstances arise. People are also being warned to not wash laundry if they see their water is discolored.

If any of these circumstances arise, customers are being told they should run their cold water faucets until the water appears clear.

There could also be an impact on drivers in the area as, due to the construction opening up the ground, minor traffic issues and detours may also arise.

“We greatly appreciate residents’ patience during this project,” Alan Huth, Aquarion’s Manager of Utility Programs said in the company’s announcement. “We will work closely with our customers, contractors, and town officials from the highway, wastewater, and traffic operations departments to coordinate the work and minimize disruption.”

Customers with project-related questions are told to contact Steve Glowa, Aquarion’s pipeline program coordinator at 203-362-3061. For service or water-related issues people should contact Aquarion Customer Service at 1-800-732-9678.

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