Aquarion Water Company today announced a water main replacement project on Buttonwood Lane from Brookside Road to Mansfield Avenue, and on Mansfield Avenue from Buttonwood Lane north to Middlesex Road.

Scheduled to begin June 14, the work is expected to be completed in 10 weeks.  The project will replace a total of 5,400 feet of existing six-inch and eight-inch water main with 12-inch ductile iron main, as part of the company’s improvement plan to create a new water distribution “backbone” for the Town of Darien.  Construction is expected to be completed by end of August.

A second phase of the project is planned along Brookside Drive from Buttonwood Lane to Prospect Avenue later in the season.

During the project, customers in the area may experience temporary service disruptions or discolored water.  Aquarion recommends customers store water in their refrigerators for drinking and cooking, in case these circumstances arise.  Customers also should refrain from washing laundry if water is discolored.  Prior to resuming use, customers should run their cold water faucets until the water appears clear.

“We greatly appreciate residents’ patience during this project,” said Alan Huth, Manager of Utility Programs.  “We will work closely with our customers, contractors, and town and state officials to coordinate the work and minimize disruption.”

Due to construction, customers should expect minor traffic delays and possible detours during the working hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  M. Rondano, Inc., based in Stamford, was chosen as the contractor for this main replacement project.

Customers with project-related questions may contact Alan Huth at 203-362-3070.  For service or water-related issues, please contact Aquarion Customer Service at 1-800-732-9678.