Infrastructure Projects

System improvements, upgrades and projects

We are continuously working to maintain and improve the water system.  Some of the major projects we are currently working on involve the installation of new, or the replacement of existing, equipment and facilities needed to provide safe, reliable water service.

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Woodford Avenue Softening Plant - Plainville, CT

May 28, 2024 Connecticut

UPDATE 5/28/24: The Woodford Avenue Water Treatment Plant Improvements Project has been completed and placed into service as of February 27, 2024.

UPDATE 11/27/23: The Woodford Avenue Water Treatment Plant Improvements have been completed with a few remaining items to be addressed. Startup will be this week, by December 1st. 

UPDATE 9/1/23: The Woodford Avenue Water Treatment Plant Improvements (Softening) is entering the final stages of construction and testing.    The final electrical and controls will be completed in September 2023 with start-up and testing scheduled for September and early October 2023.   We appreciate your patience as we get ready to put this project in service.

UPDATE 7/28/23: The project completion date has been extended due to vendor and construction delays. Our new target completion date is the end of August 2023. We thank you for your patience.

Project Goals and Objectives

The construction of a water softening plant at the Woodford Avenue well field is beginning. The project includes the construction of a new building and water softening system, a sewer line, and replace the existing main from the plant site to Woodford Avenue. 

Scope of Work

The project includes the construction of a new building and water softening system, 40-ton salt silo, and construction of an approximate 1,500-foot sewer line for connection to the Town system.  In addition to the softening project, Aquarion has decided to replace the aging 1,500-foot water transmission main from the plant site to Woodford Avenue. The plant is expected to be completed in July of 2023. 

Schedule

  • Work began 5/20/22
  • Utility excavations began the week of 5/23/22
  • Completion expected in July 2023

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