Pascoag Utility District (PUD) would like to update our water customers on the progress of the Phase 2 Water Main Cleaning/Lining Project.
North Main Street, Grove Street and Laurel Hill Avenue’s water mains have been lined. The newly lined water mains are in the process of being chlorinated and then will be tested for bacteria, prior to customers being removed from the temporary bypass mains and put back on the original main. Church Street has been moved to the bypass mains and the original main is out of service and being prepared for lining.
Biszko Contracting Corp. will begin work on Sayles Avenue and Irving Avenue during the week of June 5th. This is what customers can expect once construction begins:
- An advance notice letter will be put in doors at least 48 hours before temporary bypass mains are installed. The advance notice letter will tell you when they will need to access your property.
- The contractor must access the location of where the water meter is and connect two temporary hoses. The first hose is a source hose which will feed your home from the bypass line while the original main distribution line is re-lined with cement. The second hose is a “blow-back” line.
- The bypass mains and newly lined mains are cleaned and tested for bacteria by BAL Laboratories prior to the customer being switched over.
- Special fittings located on the bypass pipe will allow the fire department to connect their fire hoses directly to the bypass pipe, thereby maintaining firefighting capability while the water main is out of service.
- There may be some very temporary service disruptions and occasional rusty water incidents as water service is moved to the temporary bypass mains and then back again once the cleaning and lining is complete.
- Water bills will be estimated for the duration of time that the bypass mains are connected to your water meter.
If you have any questions, please call the Pascoag Utility District office at 568-6222.
As always, we thank you for your understanding and consideration regarding these matters.
Pascoag Utility District