It’s always stressful when residents experience inconveniences due to water main replacement or construction on your street. Our apologies. But—the work is necessary. We are committed to maintaining and upgrading infrastructure around town. This is a needed project.
The Greenburgh Water Department is in the midst of a major water main replacement / upgrade project along Chelsea Road, Plymouth Road, Arthur Lane and a portion of Mayfair Way. Other roads in the immediate vicinity including Pineridge Road, Thorncliff Lane, and Normandy Road are also impacted by aspects of the work.
The water department is installing a 12-inch ductile iron water main to replace the aging 8-inch asbestos-cement pipes in the area that have been prone to breaks causing extended water outages and in some cases flooding into homes. To provide uninterrupted water service to the residents while this new water main improvement project is underway,, a network of above ground temporary water pipes has been constructed alongside the roadways. Most recently, this above ground pipe network was certified for use after passing numerous bacteriologic tests, enabling the water department to connect 77 customers to these pipes for their drinking water through the red heavy duty potable water hoses connected to each home. This temporary arrangement is necessary as the old pipe must be removed from service to facilitate the new water main installation.
Since construction started this summer, over 1,200 feet of pipe has been installed, of the 5,400 feet planned under this contract. The work includes all new water control valves, fire hydrants and service connections. It is anticipated the major construction will be completed before the winter. Next spring and summer the roadways will be repaved and new concrete curbing is planned for the streets.
Future work under design with planned implementation in 2018 includes the mechanical cleaning of the older cast iron water pipes along Knollwood Road and installing a cement liner into the pipes to improve the water quality and flow, replacing additional fire hydrants and valves. Looking further ahead to 2019, the water department expects to make improvements to the water storage tank at the end of Chelsea Road.