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Aquarion installing water main in Ridgefield, cleaning other mains

An update is being provided on an Aquarion water main installation project in Ridgefield. 

The contractor, Burns Construction, estimates being done by the end of October. But the timeline depends on how much ledge or rock they encounter. To date, there has been a sizable amount of rock that has slowed progress. Once the main line is installed, they then have to connect each service line to the homes.

There may not be enough time to mill and re-pave the road prior to the winter season. If so, the paving will be completed in the spring of 2020.

Aquarion will be cleaning water mains in Ridgefield from now through October 18th. 

During this time, customers might notice drops in pressure and some discoloration in the water.  The discoloration results from the temporary disturbance of the water flow, which stirs up naturally occurring minerals that settle in water mains. 

Ridgefield residents are encouraged to store tap water in the refrigerator for drinking and cooking.  If water is discolored, delay washing clothes. 

The cleaning this week includes mains on Aspen Ledges Road, Old Stagecoach Road, Bennetts Farm Road, Revere Drive and Peaceable Hill Road.



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