Pressure reducing facility removal project scheduled to start October 10, 2023
WESTPORT, CONN. – October 10, 2023 – Aquarion Water Company continues to perform essential work on water infrastructure in Westport necessary to ensure continued system reliability.
On October 10, 2023 a pressure reducing facility removal project is scheduled to begin at the intersection of Cross Highway and Bayberry Lane in Westport. Due to recent system upgrades, this aging facility no longer needs to remain in operation and will be replaced with two hydrants within the town right-of-way. The hydrants add firefighting infrastructure to the neighborhood but also improve operational capability for maintaining service to customers in the two pressure zones. The project is expected to be completed in late October 2023.
“We greatly appreciate residents’ patience during this project,” said Mike Hiltz, Aquarion’s Manager of Capital Delivery, Engineering and Planning. “We will work closely with our customers, contractors, and town officials to coordinate the work and minimize any disruptions.”
Due to construction, residences and businesses should expect minor traffic delays and possible detours during normal working hours between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Shelton-based John J. Brennan Construction Co., Inc. will be serving as the general contractor for the 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. Information regarding Aquarion construction projects can be found at www.aquarionwater.com/projects.
Customers with project-related questions may contact Phat Phung, Aquarion’s Project Manager, at (203) 337-5957. 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 750,000 people in 72 cities and towns in Connecticut, 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, Aquarion 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.