Water Infrastructure Improvement Part of Downtown Revitalization Project
MILLBURY, MA. – May XX, 2020 – Aquarion Water Company continues to perform essential work on infrastructure necessary to ensure continued system reliability. A water main replacement project is scheduled to begin May 18 in Millbury Center. Work will begin on South Main Street, followed by Main Street and Elm Street. Construction is expected to be completed by mid-July.
The project, which will replace approximately 1,500 feet of water main, is part of an ongoing program to improve Aquarion’s water distribution system and to ensure the highest quality water in Millbury. The infrastructure upgrades will also help to reduce leaks and water main breaks that can cause service interruptions.
“We greatly appreciate residents’ patience during this project,” said Steve Olson, Aquarion’s Director of Massachusetts Operations. “Aquarion works closely with town officials to coordinate water infrastructure replacement with the town’s paving schedule and improvement projects.”
Due to construction, customers should expect minor traffic delays and possible detours during the working hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Shrewsbury, MA-based J.A. Polito and Sons will be serving as the contractor for the water main replacement project.
To keep customers informed about scheduled/unscheduled work, Aquarion utilizes a CodeRED notification system to call affected customers. Aquarion encourages customers to sign up for this free service at www.aquarionwater.com/alerts-and-outages.
Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 52 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.