Representatives from Aquarion and United Water companies have confirmed projections to have clean water flowing to residents of the Greenridge subdivision before the end of the month. Much of the construction has been completed on the Whisconier Line and the project is on schedule to wrap up by January 23.
Aquarion, which was by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) in October, buried the main line along Route 25 from the intersection with Silvermine Road south to the Greenridge system and constructed on a pump house on 3 Silvermine Road, an by the neighboring .
Aquarion has “completed all of the work we were supposed to do,” company spokesman Bruce Silverstone said. “Now, we’re just waiting on United Water to finish up their work… We’ll hook up with them and then we may need a day to pressure test.”
Deb Rizzi, of United Water, said the interconnection between the new Whisconier Line and the existing Greenridge infrastructure is largely finished, with some work left to be done on the meter pit before they commence testing.
Rizzi confirmed Monday that testing should be completed in the coming weeks.
“Barring construction delays, barring weather problems… public water will flow to the Greenridge community on or around January 23,” First Selectman Bill Davidson said.
Connecting to Greenridge is the main purpose of the Whisconier Line, however the new water line is “good news for everybody up and down Route 25,” according to Davidson.
After work was in May 2010, , with the idea of servicing, not only Greenridge, but other residents living along the southern portion of Route 25, an . After in May 2011, Davidson for supporting that plan.
Residents along Route 25 will have the opportunity to connect to the line if they chose, however adjacent properties that do not connect will not be assessed, as with the and lines.
Because the Whisconier Line is a private line and not municipal, the construction costs will not be recouped through , but rather through residents’ water bills, with rates to be set by PURA.