The following work was completed for the Center Business District updat last week.
1. Continued construction of the new sewer main on Bartlett Rd., between French Square and Pleasant St.
2. Continued construction of the new storm drain. Installed drain manhole and double catch basin at intersection of Pauline St. and Woodside Ave., and continued installation of 48-inch drain.
3. Disinfected and sampled 12-inch water main on Woodside Ave. between Pauline St. and Somerset Ave., and 8-inch water main on Somerset Ave., between Woodside Ave. and Cottage Park Rd.
4. Installed temporary trench pavement over all trenches on Bartlett Ave., Pauline St., and Larsen Skating Rink Lot.
Anticipated Schedule (8/10/20 to 8/21/20):
1. August 10 to 14
Continue construction of the new sewer main on Bartlett Rd., between Adams St. and Pleasant St.
Continue construction of the new storm drain. Continue construction of 48-inch drain on Pauline St. Install new drain manhole at the intersection of Walden St. and Pauline St.
Install temporary trench pavement for trenches excavated on Bartlett Rd. and Pauline St.
2. August 17 to 21
Continue construction of the new sewer main on Adams St., between Bartlett Rd. and Williams St.
Begin construction of the new sewer main on Williams St., between Adams St. and Pleasant St.
Continue construction of the new 48-inch storm drain on Pauline St., at the intersection of Walden St.
Begin construction of the new storm drain onto Hagman Rd.
Install temporary trench pavement for trenches excavated on Adams St., Williams St., Pauline St., and Hagman Rd.
Residents and businesses with temporary water service connections (blue hoses) are requested not to move these hoses or shut off the outside faucet the hoses are connected to. The hoses provide your property with water service during construction. If the outside faucet is closed, it will interrupt your water service. If the hose is moved it can create a trip hazard where the temporary water service crosses the sidewalk. Please do not move these hoses to perform yard work. If you have landscaping services at your property, please inform your landscaper not to move these hoses or shut off the outside faucet. Running over these hoses with a lawn mower cut the hoses and interrupt water service until the hose can be replaced. If you see a trip hazard, please contact Frank Fruci (P. Gioioso & Sons, Inc.) at (617) 592-3784 immediately to report the hazard.
Occasionally, residents and businesses may experience discolored tap water because of construction activities. Construction may disrupt sediment in water pipes and cause it to become suspended in the water. Discolored water is not a health threat and is the result of low levels of naturally occurring iron in water. If you are experiencing water discoloration, flush your water from a faucet that does not have a screen (like the bathtub or outside spigot) until you get clear water. If your water is still discolored after several minutes of flushing, you may need to wait a few hours for the sediment to settle and the water in the main to clear.
Additionally, residents and businesses may also experience warm tap water due to the sun heating the temporary water mains. Similarly, please flush your water for several minutes until it has cooled.