The Authority regularly replaces old water mains, some of which have seen a century of service. Excavation in streets is carefully planned to minimize inconvenience to traffic. It is the Authority’s intention to keep two-way traffic moving through the town during construction.
2021 The Authority will finish the last of the water main replacement on Foster Hill Road and on State Route 2001 (also known as Water St.). Three new hydrants will be installed, so all of our customers will have fire protection. A new above ground pump station will be installed to replace the below ground one which was installed in 2000.
A second storage tank will be installed with inter-connecting pipe work. This will allow the Authority to perform maintenance on the existing tank.
The Authority staff installed 79 storz fittings to all of its fire hydrants through a $10,902 grant from Local Sharing Account from the Commonwealth Financing Authority gaming funds. This will allow the fire department easier hook up to the fire hydrants to fight fires.
The Authority staff rebuilt one of its two DE filters that have been in service since 2000. The second filter will be rebuilt in 2019. The rebuild will allow the Authority to operate the filters for another 25 to 30 years.