WE'RE CONNECTING KNOLLWOOD AND RUMBROOK PUMP STATIONS SO YOU'LL NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING WATER
REASON FOR STADIUM ROAD TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE -WE'RE CONNECTING KNOLLWOOD AND RUMBROOK PUMP STATIONS SO YOU'LL NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING WATER
Sorry for the inconveniences...
I have received a number of calls from residents about the construction activity impacting Stadium Road (near Acme- Knollwood Road). I know that residents have been inconvenienced but want to reassure you that the work is absolutely necessary. And, that the aggravations you have experienced in recent days is almost over and that you should begin to be able to enjoy your quality of life again. The Stadium Road disruptions should end before the first week in December -possibly earlier.
This project is important. WE are connecting two water pump stations- Knollwood with Rumbrook. The water pump station at Knollwood is old, in need of upgrades. If, by some chance, there would be a malfunction there would be no water (remember what happened this summer with Con Ed when they had long term power outages?) By connecting the two pump stations there will be a backup. If one station breaks down you and your neighbors will still be able to get clean and good quality water. And, we can make upgrades to the old station at Knollwood after the pump station connection is completed.
We also plan to enhance landscaping at the Knollwood Pump station after the work is completed. So the area will be more attractive.
Construction for the Rumbrook-Knollwood Interconnection Transmission Main project began in April of this year and the Town’s contractor has worked diligently to install 5,300 LF of water main to date along with seven air/vacuum release vaults at various intervals along the project path.
Ongoing work includes installation of vaults and associated pipe and fittings at both the Rumbrook and Knollwood pump stations. These vaults will provide connections between the new transmission main and the Town’s existing water distribution network. Pressure testing of various sections of installed water main will continue over the next month or so. Additionally, the contractor will also spend time preparing the sending and receiving pits on each side of the Sprain Brook Parkway in anticipation of the hammer bore operation – actual crossing is estimated to take place in the first half of December 2020.
Upcoming work in February, March and April 2021 includes the following:
· Disinfection and sampling of all newly installed water infrastructure for WCDOH acceptance.
· Curb-to-curb milling and paving of all roadway sections affected by the project.
· Lawn restoration and plantings, including replacement trees and screening for air vents.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Again, apologies for the inconveniences.