The Waterbury Bureau of Water reports that it plans to replace a broken 30” gate valve on West Main Street near its intersection with Willow St. and Meadow St. A test shut down of area valves needed for the replacement project will be conducted on Friday night, May 2, after 6 p.m. A bypass water main has been activated so there should not be any customers without water; however, it is possible that some customers may experience temporary discolored water and pressure fluctuations.
If the area valves provide for an adequate shut down, excavation of West Main Street for the actual 30” valve replacement is scheduled to begin on Friday, May 9, after 6 p.m. It is expected that the project will be completed on Saturday, May 10. During that time period, westbound traffic on West Main Street will be detoured onto Holmes Avenue to Grove Street and back down Willow Street to West Main Street.
As with the test shut down of valves, there may be some temporary discolored water and pressure fluctuations, but no customers are expected to be out of water. The discolored water should clear within a few hours, but customers should avoid using their washing machine, dishwasher or other water using devices while experiencing discolored water.
The Bureau of Water apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this valve replacement project, and reminds all customers that emergency problems can be reported 24/7 by calling 203-574-8251.