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City of New Britain to Undertake Water Infrastructure Audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

September 27, 2018

Residents should note that survey crews will be visiting area neighborhoods over the next several weeks

NEW BRITAIN— Mayor Erin E. and Deputy Director Public Works-Utilities Division Ray Espondaannounced today that contractors will be visiting area neighborhoods over the next several weeks performing awater audit.

Work on the audit is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 1 and will be completed with 30 to 45 days. A contractfor the work was awarded to CDM Smith, who has subcontracted some of the work with New York LeakDetection.

New York Leak Detection will be undertaking all of the field work, which will consist of two crews performingleak detection surveys across the City’s entire water infrastructure. This includes the towns of Farmington,Berlin, Plainville, and Bristol, along with the entire City of New Britain.

A combination of acoustic leak detection methods will be used, along with computerized correlationtechnology. The field work will be completed out of utility vehicles with flashing strobes and New York licenseplates. Field workers should not need access to anyone’s home. However, if a service leak is discovered, theNew Britain Water Department will contact the owner of the home to investigate. As such, New Britain WaterDepartment personnel may need to enter the home and check the water meter’s operation.

In quiet residential areas, the audit will be conducted largely during the day time hours. Busier residential andcommercial areas will be completed during the night.

Anyone with questions regarding the audit can contact the Water Department dispatch at 860-826-3536.

 

Media Contact:

David Huck

dhuck@newbritainct.gov

860-826-3302

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