Some older water mains are made of reinforced asbestos cement. Over the years, these pipes have become brittle and are subject to breaking. Bristol County Water Authority renovated some of these pipes in in our system by installing a structural liner inside the pipes, creating a “pipe-within-a-pipe”.
BCWA upgraded the water mains in two areas of the distribution system:
• Melrose Avenue, from Hawthorne Avenue to Anchorage Way in Barrington
• Hopeworth Avenue, from Viking Drive to Willow lane and the entirety of Willow Lane in Bristol.
We also installed approximately 200 feet of new pipe in Ruth Avenue to connect the dead end of the water main in Ruth Avenue to the water main in Hopeworth Avenue. This improves the water quality and the flow through the pipes in this neighborhood.