Pascoag Utility District (PUD) is happy to announce that the 2nd phase of our water main cleaning and cement lining project, awarded to Biszko Contracting Corporation, will begin work again in early April, weather permitting.
Pascoag’s water infrastructure is made up of 100 year old Cast Iron distribution pipes which are subject to a buildup of sediment over time. The cement lining project provides 0.125 to 0.25 cement lining on the inside walls of the pipes. This lining is corrosion resistant, increases pipe rigidity and is certified for Potable Water Use. The lining for the water mains will last between 40-50 years and is much less expensive than replacing water mains.
The work will include cleaning and lining the water mains on North Main Street, Grove Street, Laurel Hill Avenue, Church Street, High Street, Sayles Avenue, Pascoag Main Street (in front of CVS and Dunkin Donuts) and Irving Avenue. The work includes the replacement of all valves and fire hydrants along those streets.
While the work is going on, temporary street-level water mains (called “bypass mains”) will be installed to serve our customers. There may be some very temporary service disruptions and occasional rusty water incidents as water service is moved to the temporary bypass mains and then back again once the cleaning and lining is complete.
PUD is very happy our customers approved this work, which will provide the equivalent of new water mains, valves and hydrants for almost 30% of our system. Please bear with us during the temporary inconvenience while the work proceeds. The project should be finished by the end of August, again, weather permitting.
Phase 2 will consist of North Main Street, Grove Street, and Laurel Hill Avenue, Church Street, High Street, Sayles Avenue and Irving Avenue. This will bring us up to 30% of our water mains being cleaned and lined.
May 30, 2017
Pascoag Utility District (PUD) would like to update our water customers on the progress of the Phase 2 Water Main Cleaning/Lining Project.
North Main Street, Grove Street and Laurel Hill Avenue’s water mains have been lined. The newly lined water mains are in the process of being chlorinated and then will be tested for bacteria, prior to customers being removed from the temporary bypass mains and put back on the original main. Church Street has been moved to the bypass mains and the original main is out of service and being prepared for lining.
Biszko Contracting Corp. will begin work on Sayles Avenue and Irving Avenue during the week of June 5th.
June 7, 2017
Broad Street and High Street will be taken out of service to change two valves as part of the cleaning/lining project.
June 13, 2017
Pine Street will be taken out of service to replace a valve on the corner of Pine and Howard.
June 15, 2017
Old Wallum Lake Road, East Wallum Lake Road, Laurel Ridge and Marion Avenue will be taken out of service today to change the valve cluster at the top of Church Street near Serio’s.
June 16, 2017
Old Wallum Lake Road, East Wallum Lake Road, Laurel Ridge and Marion Avenue will be taken out of service today to change the valve cluster at the top of Church Street near Serio’s. The repair had to continue into a second day to finish.
June 27, 2017
Biszko begins the cleaning and lining of the water mains on Sayles and Irving Avenue. Church Street will start to be converted back over to the original water main.
July 11-12, 2017
Major valve replacement project on High Street.
July 18, 2017
Bypass pipes were laid out on Pine Street today and were charged and chlorinated. Sayles and Irving Ave’s lines were also charged and chlorinated.
July 26, 2017
Customers on Sayles and Irving Ave are being removed from the bypass line and back to the original main.
July 31, 2017
Half-Caps were replaced today at two locations-Pine Street and Sayles Ave. Pascoag Main Street had a water outage for 2 hours to keep pressure off of the Sayles Ave work.