The following is an Aquarion Water Co. press release:
Aquarion Water Company recently announced the start of construction of a water main which will be installed underground along Route 25 in Newtown, extending into Monroe. The construction will start on Thursday, November 15th and is estimated to conclude on January 31, 2013.
In order to minimize disruption to traffic and commuters, work hours on Route 25 will be scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Businesses and homes on Route 25 will remain accessible throughout the duration of the water main construction project.
"This water main will serve as a critical back up resource in the event of an emergency," said E. Patricia Llodra, First Selectman. "We appreciate residents and commuters’ patience during the construction process. Once completed, Newtown’s residents will be able to count on an even more robust water delivery system."
The water main project is being performed for Aquarion by John J. Brennan Construction, and calls for the installation of approximately 5,500 feet of ductile iron water main. The project will begin initially in Newtown at the intersection of Cold Spring Road, with construction continuing south on Route 25 into Monroe.
About Aquarion Water Company: Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 47 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, Conn., 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.