DARIEN, Conn. – A water main replacement project in the area of Buttonwood Lane and Mansfield Avenue in Darien could impact traffic over the next couple months.
Aquarion Water Company is scheduled to begin work on the project on Wednesday, June 14, and the work is expected to completed in 10 weeks. The water main replacement will take place on Buttonwood Lane from Brookside Road to Mansfield Avenue, and on Mansfield Avenue from Buttonwood Lane north to Middlesex Road.
The project will replace a total of 5,400 feet of existing 6-inch and 8-inch water main with 12-inch ductile iron main. It is part of the company's improvement plan to create a new water distribution "backbone" for the town of Darien. Construction is expected to completed by the end of August.
A second phase of the project is planned along Brookside Drive from Buttonwood Lane to Prospect Avenue later in the season.
Customers may experience temporary service disruptions or discolored water during the project. Aquarion recommends customers store water in their refrigerators for drinking and cooking, in case these circumstances arise. Customers should also refrain from washing laundry if water is discolored. Prior to using water, customers should run their cold water faucets until the water appears clear.
“We greatly appreciate residents’ patience during this project,” said Alan Huth, manager of Utility Programs. “We will work closely with our customers, contractors, and town and state officials to coordinate the work and minimize disruption.”
Due to construction, there will be traffic delays and possible detours during the working hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Customers with project-related questions may contact Huth at (203) 362-3070. For service or water-related issues, contact Aquarion Customer Service at 1-800-732-9678.
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