NEW 8” DUCTILE IRON WATER MAIN IN MILLER STREET, WARREN
This summer, the Bristol County Water Authority will be upgrading the water mains on Miller Street in Warren. The work includes removal of an older, undersized water main and installation of a new 8” ductile iron water main. The objective of this work is to strengthen the distribution system in the downtown area which will improve water quality and flow.
HOW WILL THIS WORK AFFECT YOU?
To perform these upgrades, the existing water main must be taken out of service. While the water main is shutdown, water supply will be provided to affected customers through temporary above ground water bypass lines. These lines will be connected to each of the homes and businesses so that those customers will not lose water service. The temporary bypass lines are laid on the sidewalk or in the edge of the roadway. If your water service is connected to Miller Street, you will be connected to the bypass piping. Adjacent customers may have water shutdowns for a short period of time while a valve on their street is replaced (typically a onetime shutdown of 4 to 8 hours) and will receive advanced notice before this happens.
Our contractor for this work will be CB Utility Company Inc. Should you have any questions or concerns about a worker wanting access to your basement, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 401-245-2022 between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
PLEASE WATCH YOUR STEP!
You will notice a number of trench openings in the street and sidewalk. You will also see the bypass pipelines running across intersections and across driveways with gravel ramped up at driveways to allow cars to drive over the pipelines. Please watch your step. If you see any potentially hazardous situations, please call us. All trench openings will be filled in and resurfaced at the earliest possible time. All by-pass piping and gravel ramps, steel road plates, and all debris and materials will be picked up as soon as possible after the work is complete. Temporary asphalt patch will be installed as soon as possible and better permanent patch will be installed after approximately 90 days (or next Spring) to allow for settling. Every possible safety precaution will be taken while the project is in progress. All work areas will be barricaded and carefully marked to prevent accidents or injuries. You can help to avoid accidents by cautioning your family and friends to watch their step and avoid the work areas as much as possible.
WHAT ABOUT PARKING AND ACCESS TO THE STREET?
Normally, local access is permitted to residents; however the streets might be restricted to alternating one-way traffic, depending on the type of work going on. “No Parking” signs will be posted between 24 and 48 hours in advance of any work being done.
TEMPORARY INCONVENIENCE, PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS
Clear, clean, high quality drinking water is our ultimate objective in all this activity. We realize that there are going to be some inconveniences during the project such as noise, dust, water shutdowns, traffic detours and temporary pavement. We will strive to minimize the inconveniences and annoyances on our customers. However, these inconveniences are short term and minor when looked at in the long term perspective of providing new and upgraded water pipelines that bring drinking water to your homes.
WHEN AND WHO SHOULD I CALL IF I SEE A PROBLEM?
We really do appreciate it when someone alerts us to a problem with the project – such as a pothole developing or a broken bypass pipe. If you have a concern, please call us and we’ll answer your questions or remedy a situation as soon as possible. The numbers to call are as follows:
Bristol County Water Authority 245-2022 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm (Mon – Fri)
Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we work to improve your water system.