Water Infrastructure Work to Begin in Newtown

Oct 18, 2023 by Peter Fazekas Connecticut
Construction of pressure reducing facility replacement project to launch October 23

NEWTOWN, CONN. – October 18, 2023 – Aquarion Water Company continues to perform essential work on water infrastructure in Newtown necessary to ensure continued system reliability. 

On October 23, 2023, construction is scheduled to start on a project to replace an underground pressure reducing facility on Tory Lane in Newtown. The project is designed to maintain water main pressure and fire flow capacity in the northern Newtown and Bethel areas.  This infrastructure upgrade is part of an ongoing program to improve Aquarion’s water distribution system and to ensure the highest quality water and service.  The project is expected to be completed in spring 2024.

“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 may experience minor traffic delays and possible detours during normal working hours between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Seymour-based Griffin Brothers Excavation, LLC 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  Information regarding Aquarion construction projects can be found at

Customers with project-related questions may contact Nicholas Monelli, Aquarion’s Project Manager, at (203) 362-3061.  For service or water-related issues, please contact Aquarion Customer Service at 1-800-732-9678.


About Aquarion Water Company

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.