Water Main Replacements — Glastonbury, Connecticut

The Glastonbury Housing Authority suffered from years with old, leaking water mains and service lines to their 200-unit Welles Village Housing Development. The Housing Authority retained LEI to design new water distribution improvements and to connect to the existing Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) water system to provide increased reliability and increased flows and pressures to all areas of their system.

LEI's work included detailed mapping of the existing highly developed street area, water main design (in conjunction with existing water, sewer, gas, and storm drainage pipes); water service piping; design specifications for new water meters at each of the units; and construction observation and administration for the contract.

Approximately 5,400 feet of new 8-inch mains, nine new hydrants, and 145 new water service lines and meters were installed as part of the project.

Improvements were funded through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) administered by the Connecticut Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).