Nabnasset Emergency Water Main Replacement

Emergency Water Main Replacement Project - Nabnasset

--- Update:  Full overlay paving will start on Tuesday May 7 2019, and will take 1-3 days to complete (weather permitting).   Streets to be paved are:  George, Cross, and Forrest Road from Oak Hill to Gassett Road.   Seek alternate routes.

During recent emergency repair work on a failed section of pipe, the Water Department discovered that the 2" galvanized steel water main was severely deteriorated.  Consequently, we have decided to pursue the immediate replacement of the existing mains.

This project includes the replacement of 1,600 linear feet of the existing galvanized steel pipe with PVC plastic pipe on Forrest Road from Oak Hill to Gassett Road, George Avenue from Forrest Road to Gasset Road, and Cross Road from Forrest Road to Gasset Road.    

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday July 16, 2018 and is expected to last four to five weeks.  Work will occur between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.  There will be temporary interruptions to water service when the new water main is being connected to the new water main.  Affected homes will be notified when the service interruptions will occur.   There is also the potential for unanticipated service interruptions, although we will make every attempt to avoid or keep this to a minimum.  

Traffic will be detoured on Forrest Road, George Avenue, and Cross Road during work hours.  All properties along the project route will be accessible throughout construction.  No construction activities are scheduled for weekends.  

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Stephen Cronin, Water Superintendent at 978-692-5529 or at   Construction schedules and updates will be available on this website.   We appreciate your patience with us during this emergency project.

Below:  A section of the 2" galvanized steel water main removed during the recent repairs. 

2 inch steel pipe from july 2018 forrest street water main break