Water main replacement project scheduled to begin August 9, 2021
RIDGEFIELD, CONN. – August 2, 2021 – Aquarion Water Company continues to perform essential work on water infrastructure necessary to ensure system reliability. A water main replacement project in Ridgefield is scheduled to begin August 9 and is expected to be completed in June 2022.
The project, designed to improve Aquarion’s water distribution system and to ensure the highest quality water, calls for the replacement of approximately 6,000 feet of water main on West Mountain Road and Peaceable Ridge Road. In addition, service lines to customers’ homes in the project area will be replaced. The Ridgefield infrastructure upgrades will improve system reliability and help to reduce leaks and water main breaks that can cause service interruptions.
“We greatly appreciate residents’ patience during this project,” said Michael Hiltz, Manager of Capital Delivery for Aquarion. “We will work closely with our customers, contractors, and town officials to coordinate the work and minimize any disruptions.”
Due to construction, residents should expect minor traffic delays and possible detours during the working hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday. Westport-based AJ Penna and Son Construction will be serving as the contractor for the water main replacement project.
To keep customers informed about scheduled/unscheduled work, Aquarion utilizes an Everbridge notification system to call affected customers. Aquarion encourages customers to sign up for this free service at www.aquarionwater.com/alerts. Also, project updates with construction status, schedule for the upcoming week, changes in traffic patterns, and detours will be posted on the Town of Ridgefield’s Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/TownofRidgefieldCT/.
Customers with project-related questions may contact Bill Dwinells, Aquarion’s project manager, at (203) 337-5906. For service or water-related issues, please contact Aquarion Customer Service at 1-800-732-9678.
Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 53 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in 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, it 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.