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Water Main Replacement Projects Begin In Darien

The Aquarion Water Company will begin a water main replacement project in Darien on Monday, June 20.
The Aquarion Water Company will begin a water main replacement project in Darien on Monday, June 20. Photo Credit: Flickr User Canadianfamily

DARIEN, Conn. -- Darien residents may experience minor traffic delays, discolored water and temporary disruptions in service as Aquarion Water Company begins a large water main replacement project on June 20 and runs through the end of August.

The roads affected on June 20 include: Noroton Avenue from Chestnut Street to Middlesex Road, and on Middlesex Road and Mansfield Avenue from Ox Ridge Lane to Tower Drive.

The project will replace a total of 1,000 feet of existing water main with 16-inch ductile iron main, as part of the company’s improvement plan to create a new water distribution “backbone” for the town of Darien.

The second project will begin July 5 on Middlesex Road followed by Mansfield Avenue, a state road. This project will replace a total of 4,000 feet of existing water main with 16-inch ductile iron main. Construction is expected to be completed by end of August.

During the project, residents may experience temporary service disruptions or discolored water. Aquarion recommends customers store water in their refrigerators for drinking and cooking, in case these circumstances arise.

Customers also should refrain from washing laundry if water is discolored. Prior to resuming use, customers should run their cold water faucets until the water appears clear.

“We greatly appreciate residents’ patience during these projects,” said Dan Lawrence, Aquarion’s director of Engineering & Planning. “We will work closely with our customers, contractors, and town and state officials to coordinate the work and minimize disruption.”

Burns Construction, based in Stratford, is the contractor for the project.. Customers with project-related questions may contact Alan Huth, Aquarion’s manager of Utility Programs, at (203) 362-3070. For service or water-related issues, please contact Aquarion Customer Service at 1-800-732-9678.

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