The Whitinsville Water Company is continually improving its water system in order to provide you the best water service possible. In 2008 and 2013, we built new treatment facilities at our sources of supply to provide optimal water treatment. In more recent years we have been installing new water pipe in areas of the water system to help improve better flows, provide better fire protection, provide better redundancy in the system, and to improve water quality.
In 2021, we will be working on upgrading the existing water pipes on four different streets. The project will consist of the installation of approximately 2,875 linear feet of new water pipe on Fairlawn Street, Sullivan Drive, Glen Drive and Carole Lane in Whitinsville. All of these locations currently have undersized water mains (pipes) and the company will replace these with standard size water mains (pipes) and fire hydrants. The breakdown of each road is as follows: Fairlawn Street from Evergreen Circle to end of roadway (approx. 375’). Entire length of Sullivan Drive, this road loops from N. Main Street back to N. Main Street (approx. 1,300’). Entire length of Glen Drive (dead end road – approx. 650’). Carole Lane from Hickory Lane to Conservation Drive (approx. 550’).
All of these locations have water pipes in the street that are 2” or less. As noted above, upgrading to new 8” size pipes will improve the flows and water quality in these areas. All water services to each house from water main in the street to shut off valve located at the edge of the road will be replaced. Customers will be kept on the existing main until the new water main is installed and then customers will be moved over to the new water main service by service. New fire hydrants will be installed where applicable. Customers will be without water for a brief period on one day while the contractor switches that customers house water service from the old water pipe to the new water pipe. Customers will be notified in advance of when this will occur.
The project design has been completed and we hired Commonwealth Construction to perform the work. The project schedule is as follows:
Week 7/12/21 – Water Main Installation on Sullivan Drive
Week 7/19/21 – Water Main Installation on Sullivan Drive, testing & chlorinating, hydrants, paving
Week 7/26/21 – Water services & paving on Sullivan Drive / Install insertion valve and tapping sleeve on Carole Lane
Week 8/02/21 – Water Main Installation on Carole Lane, hydrants, testing & chlorinating
Week 8/09/21 – Water services & paving on Carole Lane
Week 8/16/21 – Water Main Installation on Glen Drive, hydrants, testing & chlorinating
Week 8/23/21 – Water services & paving on Glen Drive
If you have any questions, please feel free to call at 508-234-735 or email us by clicking the contact us button at this website.