About this Project:
Section 23, 24 and 47 water mains are part of the Southern High pressure zone. They provide supply to the communities of Boston, Newton and Watertown. The water mains are cast iron and are over 100 years old. Rehabilitation of these water mains will improve water quality by reducing the length of unlined cast iron water mains in the system; improve reliability; restore hydraulic looping and redundancy between Weston Aqueduct Supply Main (WASM) 2 and WASM 4; facilitate conveyance of high service water from Shaft 7 of the City Tunnel to the communities of Boston, Newton and Watertown. This $26.8 million contract was awarded in March 2019 to Albanese D&S, Inc. with a contract term of 912 calendar days from the Notice to Proceed.
This contract includes cleaning and cement mortar lining approximately 4,500 linear feet of Section 23, which is a 36-inch diameter cast iron water main, 10,800 feet of 20-inch Section 24 and Section 47 cast iron water mains, and 500 feet of 20-inch steel water main along Section 24. The construction work will also include installing, by open-cut, 3,600 feet of 36-inch ductile iron Section 23 water main, 6,400 feet of 24-inch ductile iron Section 24 water main, and new valves and appurtenances, and replacing the check valve assembly at Boston Meter 120. Additionally, the construction contract will include replacing approximately 2,400 linear feet of City of Newton 20-inch diameter, 140 year-old cast iron water main on Ward Street between Manet Road and Waverly Avenue.
Work is expected to begin in a couple of months, a more definitive timeline will be provided soon.