August is typically a quiet month in Greenwich, which makes for a good time to compete roadworks and other infrastructure projects.
On Anderson Road, the Aquarion water sub station project is finally nearing completion, and it won’t be long until residents can resume their favorite shortcut to town via Mallard and Anderson Rd.
On Friday morning, Peter Tesei announced on his WGH 1490 radio show details of Aquarion’s final timetable for the Anderson Rd water sub station project, that has had that well traveled road closed off since school got out in June.
The Anderson Rd sub station moved about two million gallons of water from the Mianus area to the Putnam area a day.
The new water pump station will have more capacity and have the ability to pump in both directions.
• August 14-16: granite curbing installation
• Aug 17-22 or 23: concrete sidewalk installation
• Aug 25: anticipated re-opening of Anderson Rd
The project involved the replacement of the existing substation, which was built in late 1970s.
The Town of Greenwich gave the water company an easement to put in the new pump station behind Julian Curtiss School and build a new 20′ x 50′ underground concrete structure. In April 2016, the Board of Selectmen voted in favor of Municipal Improvement status for the easement, and in late June 2016 Acquarion’s contractor began removing trees.
The town’s policy is to replace trees on a one-for-one basis, though the replacement trees might be located on another school property or in the Julian Curtiss neighborhood.
The company is also paying the Town $310,000 for the permanent easement on town property.