Old Town Water District | WaterWorks News
we all begin to welcome what appears to be an early spring I want to update our
customers in Old Town, Orono, Milford and Bradley on our utility᾽s capital
improvement plans taking place during the summer of 2016. These projects are
recommended improvements as detailed in the Old Town Water District᾽s
Comprehensive Plan prepared in 2014.
In Milford, Old Town Water District will be working with the Town of Milford and
the Maine Department of Transportation on the Route 2 Main Road reconstruction
project. There has been much discussion about this project for some time and it
appears it will get started this year with an anticipated start date of May 1st.
Work will begin at the intersection of Route 2 and 178 and continue 4,200 feet
northeasterly on Route 2. After a competitive bidding process the MDOT has
selected T-Buck Construction Inc. of Turner, Maine to be the general contractor
for the project. Old Town Water District᾽s focus in this undertaking will be the
elimination of a 6-inch water main that was installed in 1891 and moving the
water services and fire hydrants to the existing 12-inch water main on the
opposite side of the road. Watermains from the various side streets will also be
connected to the existing 12-inch main. The District is also working with the
Town of Milford in an effort to complete Phase 2 and 3 of the Call Road water
main replacement project. Phase 1 of Call Road took place in 2015 which saw
approximately 1,100 feet of new 8-inch watermain installed. A little over 2,100
of new 8-inch watermain would be installed to upgrade the existing 6-inch
watermain that was installed in 1920.
In Old Town the District is working in conjunction with the Maine Department of
Transportation on the
rehabilitation of the Stillwater Bridge. The District will need to move its
water main which is suspended from the bridge to accommodate the rehabilitation
project. Engineering and design of the project is expected to be completed this
year with construction starting in 2018. The District is also coordinating
efforts with the City of Old Town on a water main replacement project on Elm
Street. Whereas the city will be conducting a sewer rehabilitation project in
the Elm Street area our utility will replace 800 feet of 6-inch watermain at the
same time. This watermain, installed in the early 1900᾽s, will be upgraded in
size to 8-inch.
There are no capital improvement projects slated to be performed in Bradley in
2016. Last year᾽s watermain project on Route 178 on the Main Road in Bradley in
which 5,535 of new watermain was installed will see additional cleanup in that
project area. Loaming and seeding will take place during late spring as well as
any other cleanup needed.
All of this shapes up to be a very busy summer for your dedicated water
professionals. These folks make sure you, our customers, are supplied with a
safe and reliable source of water 24 hours a day 365 days of the year. Check our
website at www.oldtownwater.org to
learn more about your water utility!