AUBURN, Mass. – The Auburn Water District is expected to finish construction work to replace the main water lines on Waterman Road this week, according to Water Superintendent Kenneth Smith.
The $190,000 project is replacing the 1960s pipe, which has been “prone to failures,” Smith said.
“There have been repeated failures over the years with the pipe breaking and leaking,” he said. “It’s happened several times a year on this street. Replacing the pipe will eliminate those failures.”
The new pipe will be a ductile iron pipe. Everybody on Waterman Road should be “on the new water” by early in the week, Smith said.
“The residents have been very understanding during construction because they know the benefit,” he said.
The $190,000 is an estimated cost, and the water district is hoping the final price comes in lower. Smith said the district is trying to do the construction “as efficiently as possible.”
In the future, the water district will be looking at other streets in Auburn that have repeated failures.
“It’s an ongoing capital project to replace the piping,” Smith said. “We want to address other remaining sections that need help.”