Friday, August 9, 2013

Out With The Old

Hillcrest Place water/sewer reconstruction: in house DPW job

Running water is kind of like electricity -- easy to take for granted until an October Snowmageddon knocks out the power for a week, although fortunately the water continued to flow.

Folks on Hillcrest Place have been having "issues" with their water for years.  Mainly low pressure and discoloration -- is in yucky brown and yellow.

Not Mother Nature's fault unless you consider old age to be her handy work, as the Hillcrest Place line is one of the oldest water mains in town, consisting of a cast iron 4" pipe.

 A fire hydrant temporarily provides water to the street

The project is about half done and DPW Chief Guilford Mooring hopes it will be completed by the end of the month.  And the new water line, made of Ductile Iron, should last over 50 years.

New pipes await installation on a rainy day

Residents on Hillcrest Place will raise a glass (of water) to that.


Anonymous said...

is this what's happening on triangle st.? what project is that?

Larry Kelley said...

No this is a water/sewer line replacement, while Triangle Street is a road reconstruction.

Anonymous said...

What about Pine???