Third Phase of Water Improvement Project Starts Monday

drop-of-water-545377_1920.jpgThe third phase of improvements to the Hamilton water system will start next Monday, Aug. 14. The work is scheduled to last until late December with final paving scheduled for spring 2018.

One crew will start near Lincoln Avenue and Asbury Street and a second crew will start work on Union Street on Monday, Aug. 14 and will be there through mid-September.

In September, work will move to Western, Roosevelt and Central avenues and last through Oct. 11.

At the start of October, work will start on Moynihan Road and then move to Honeysuckle and Red Coach roads then to Madonna Drive and Anthony Road, with work in those areas lasting until late December.

Starting in November, work will also happen on Essex Street near Woodbury Street and on Chebacco Road.

Later, phase 3 work will also occur on Elliott, Home, Howard, Lois, Lorenzo, Pleasant and Willow streets, Cummings and Railroad avenues and Naples and Savoy roads.

A complete scheduled of the planned work, with a complete list of all the streets where work will occur and the scheduled dates, is available here.

The contractor for the water main replacement work will be Robert B. Our Co. Inc. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and work in front of any one property could take 1-2 days – at which time most of the road and/or driveway could be blocked during the day.

The entire schedule is subject to change and residents along the roads planned for water main construction will receive a construction notice at least one week before it starts with the projected work dates in the area of their property and the project length, said Hamilton DPW Director Tim Olson.

Residents near the project area are encouraged to move their vehicle out of the work area before work starts in the morning to make sure they have access to their car during the day.

At the end of each work day, the excavation will be backfilled or covered and there will be access at night.

The contractor has also reminded residents in the project area that excavation, construction noise and construction equipment will be in the street during construction hours.

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Dirt Roads to be Reclaimed, Regraded This Week

hamilton road graderThe three dirt roads in Hamilton will be reclaimed and regraded this week.

A contractor has been hired to do the work on Winthrop Street, Cutler Road and Chebacco Road, according to DPW Director Tim Olson.

The work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 11 and last until Friday, July 14, weather permitting.

All of the roads will remain open during the work but Olson recommends that drivers choose an alternate route, if possible.

“The DPW greatly appreciates the community’s patience,” Olson said.

Brown Water Caused by High Demand

sink_tap_plumbing_water_runningThe discolored water that some residents experienced on Thursday evening was likely due to the town water plant trying to meet higher demand, said Hamilton DPW Director Tim Olson.

The higher demand means that the efficiency of the plant filter media decreases, which is what led to the voluntary water restrictions issued earlier this month, he said.

Voluntary Water Restrictions in Place, Daytime Mechanical Watering Prohibited

water-815475_1920Voluntary water restrictions are in place in Hamilton as the Hamilton Department of Public Works encourages public participation to help conserve water.

There continues to be filtration issues at the Hamilton water treatment plant with the increasing demand, according to Hamilton DPW Director Tim Olson. That has led to the implementation of voluntary water restrictions to help conserve water.

The possible need for mandatory water restrictions is scheduled to be discussed at the next Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial room at Hamilton Town Hall.

In addition to the voluntary water restriction, mechanical lawn watering is not allowed between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. through Sept. 30, as is the case every year, according to the Hamilton Outdoor Water Use By-Law.