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Water main replacement to begin in Mystic

Published March 28. 2013 4:00AM

Mystic - Aquarion Water Co. will begin the replacement of water mains in downtown Mystic beginning next week.

The project calls for replacing 4,210 feet of 4- and 6-inch cast iron water mains that are more than 110 years old with 8-inch ductile iron mains. The change is expected to greatly increase the flow of water to fight fires, according to the company.

The work will take place on Broadway from East Main Street to Willow Street; Bay Street from Isham Street to Holmes Street; Holmes Street from Greenmanville Avenue to Bay Street; Washington Street from Broadway to Denison Avenue; and School Street from Denison Avenue to Borodell Avenue.

Work is slated to begin first on Broadway next week, followed by Holmes Street and Bay Street during the week of April 8. Start dates for the School Street and Washington Street work will be announced as work progresses. The project is expected to last three months.

Aquarion said that customers may experience temporary service disruptions or discolored water during the work. Because of this, the company recommends that customers store water in their refrigerators for drinking and cooking.

The company also said that customers should refrain from doing laundry if water is discolored. Prior to resuming use, customers should run their cold water faucets until the water appears clear. Minor traffic congestion may also occur because of the work.

Customers with questions may contact Steve Glowa at (203) 362-3061. For service or water-related issues, call (800) 732-9678.

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