2018 Water Main Renewal Project
“Dead end” sections of water main cause problems in a distribution system. Stagnant water degrades in quality, which can lead to bacterial growth or increased disinfection by-products in the water. The water can become poor tasting and even discolored, if the pipes are made of unlined cast iron.
Connecting these dead ends to allow water to flow through can resolve these issues, and also provides homes with better reliability of service, since fewer customers will be without water during an emergency repair. The amount of water available during a fire event is also increased.
The BCWA distribution system, unfortunately, has many “dead ends”. We have made a commitment to correct these problem areas by installing new water mains to connect several dead ends each year.
Water mains to be installed/replaced as part of the 2018 Water Main Renewal Contract:
|Street name||Size/ Material||length/Feet||
|East end of Crown Ave. and north end of Townsend Street||Map||6” DI||600||Replace cast iron main, connect dead ends, add a new hydrant.|
|Lantern Lane||Map||6” DI||1440||Replace cast iron mains, connect a dead end.|
|Ronald Road||Map||2” HDPE||460|
|Vincent Paul Drive||Map||2” HDPE||480|
|Salisbury Road||Map||6” DI
|Replace cast iron main, add a new hydrant.|
|Fatima Drive at National Grid easement||Map||6” DI||280||Connect dead ends, improve flow.|
|Ridgeway Drive at National Grid easement||Map||8” DI||350||Connect dead ends, improve flow.|
|San Miguel Drive, Hawthorne Ave to Normand St||Map||8” DI||200||Connect dead ends, improve flow.|
|San Jose Drive, at San Antonio Ave.||Map||8” DI||140||Connect dead ends, improve flow.|
|Hopeworth Avenue, Evelyn to Willow||Map||6” DI||450||Replace cast iron main.|
|Erickson Lane, at Viking Drive||Map||6” DI||200||Connect dead ends, improve flow.|
|Evelyn Drive, at Clipper Way||Map||6” DI||200||Connect dead ends, improve flow.|