2012-07-18 / Front Page

Village Releases Water Main Project Details

Big Main Street project about to get underway

The Village of Cold Spring ciruclated the following letter on Wednesday morning:

July 17, 2012

Dear Resident,

As you may be aware, the Cold Spring Village Board has retained Mainlining Service, Inc. of Elma, New York to perform the cleaning and lining of our existing 10” water transmission main from Fishkill Road, along Main Street, to the Metro-North Railroad tracks.

The purpose of this letter is to inform you that the project will be commencing in the coming weeks and give you a brief description of what to expect during the course of the project. Once underway, the project is expected to take 3 months to complete.

This letter is being distributed to all customers for several reasons: First, it represents a major investment in our water infrastructure. The last significant investment was the construction of the Water Treatment Facility, completed in 1997. Second, our Water Fund is paid for by quarterly consumption and flat rate fees, thus this project belongs to all of us. Third, an amount of disruption in traffic will be experienced, though it should be kept to a minimum. Finally, there is potential for some water discoloration during the course of the project, though it is not yet known how widespread it will be, at this point. Your patience will be greatly appreciated.

Pictured above is a cross-section of the existing 10” cast iron transmission main. In the picture you can see the corrosion lining the interior walls of the pipe. That corrosion reduces the capacity of water delivered in the event of a fire, as well as the quality of water reaching your tap. This project will physically clean out the accumulated corrosion, to the original walls of the pipe. Then it will apply a 1/8” thick layer of cement mortar which, when cured, will be the barrier between metal and water. The result is a pipe resistant to corrosion, and capable of delivering higher capacity, and better quality water for potable and fire supply to our customers.
The Project, generally speaking, will involve:

Bypass Piping – In order to work on the water main itself, a temporary water supply is established above ground, near the curb line. Residences and Businesses in these areas will be supplied with potable water from these pipes. Access to driveways, sidewalks, etc., will be maintained during this and all portions of the project. Bacteriological testing will be performed on water supplied by bypass piping before it goes into service.

Residential Access – there will be a point in time where all properties supplied with water from the bypass will need to be accessed by personnel from the contractor. Notifications will be made by the contractor, and all personnel will have identification and will act in a courteous and professional manner. We appreciate your granting access to them, so that they may perform their tasks.

Excavations – at a length of approximately every 600 feet, centered over the water main, a 6 foot by 8 foot pit will be excavated for access to the water main for cleaning and lining tools and equipment.

Traffic Diversions – while working in an area, traffic may be reduced to one lane of travel with personnel and signage to direct traffic flow. Two lane travel will be restored at the end of each day, and certainly over the
weekends.

Noise – as with any construction project, there will be associated noise from equipment, etc. Permitted times for work are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We encourage you to sign up for e-mail notification of events, projects and emergencies through the Village Website. On the left side of the homepage, a link “Subscribe to News” will assist you in being informed and up to date.

On behalf of Mayor Gallagher and the Village Board, I would like to express gratitude for your patience and understanding during this project. The end result will be a great improvement to our infrastructure.

Sincerely,
Gregory R. Phillips
Superintendent of Water & Sewer
Village of Cold Spring
85 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516

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