NORTH HARTFORD SEWER IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
The MDC has set out to set a new standard for EPA and CT DEEP regulators, by convincing them of a better, more effective way of thinking in achieving compliance with the Clean Water Act. While prioritizing the communities in which we serve, rather than them receiving an arbitrary side benefit after capturing combined sewer overflows (CSOs) at the rivers. Reducing CSO’s to the rivers and local water ways is very important, however not at the expense of the MDC rate payers funding the Clean Water Project. MDC is confident, removing stormwater from the sewer system, rather than collecting the overflows in which it causes, will become the model and national standard for other CSO communities across the country. The North Hartford Sewer Improvement Projects are part of the latest phase of the MDC’s Integrated Plan / Clean Water Project, a Consent Order between the MDC and CT DEEP that describes a new schedule of projects. The projects are categorized as expedited sewer separation, lining & rehabilitation, and private property work.
DECEMBER 14 CONSENT ORDER / INTEGRATED PLAN QUARTERLY UPDATE MEETING INFORMATION
PROJECT AREA MAP (Download PDF)
(See Below for this week’s Construction schedule for active projects)
EXPEDITED SEWER SEPARATION PROJECTS ($15 Million)
Many urban areas, including Hartford, utilize a “combined sewer system” in which one pipe in the street carries both sewage and stormwater. When excess rain events occur, the pipes sometimes can’t handle the excess stormwater in the sewer that was designed for a population much smaller than today. In a typical sewer separation project, a second pipe is added in the street where the new pipe will serve as a sanitary sewer for household waste, and the existing combined sewer will remain in place as a dedicated storm pipe. Once construction of the sewer separation project in the street is complete, a new second pipe, or lateral, must be connected to each and every home and business.
Construction will take place on Durham Street, Woodstock Street & Branford Street and Westland Street will include the separation of approximately 160 properties on these streets.
Work is being conducted via On-Call Sewer Program.
Durham Street Project Information page
Construction work week of November 27
Storm Drain Installation at Durham Street
Lateral Lining at Durham Street
Private Property drain connection next year
Water main work (Lyme to Palm) complete
Sewer main lining (Insituform) complete
WOODSTOCK STREET AND BRANFORD STREET
Woodstock and Branford Project Information Page
Construction work week of November 27
No sewer work.
Water main work complete, water service connections ongoing.
MDC Outreach staff door knocking for Private Property release forms.
Storm drain, Sewer main and house connection lining
Martin Street will also have private property work
Construction: (Winter 2023- 2024)
SEWER LINING AND REHABILITATION PROJECTS ($77 Million)
Sewer lining is performed to help remove infiltration (groundwater that seeps into the pipe through cracks or holes) and improve the structural integrity of the pipe and “renew” the pipe’s remaining life. It is a “no-dig” type of construction thereby minimizing the impact to property owners and residents.
Being completed as part of 3 contracts (and one expedited on-call sewer task)
Will include approximately 97,000 linear feet of lining & rehabilitation/repair of approximately 3300 House Connections. All work is expected by be completed by the end of 2026.
TOWER AVENUE / NORTH MEADOWS SEWER REHABILITATION
Tower Avenue / North Meadows Sewer Rehabilitation Information page
Construction Work Week of November 27
Lateral Lining on Rosemont
Mainline sewer lining on Tower
MDC Outreach door knocking efforts for Private Property Sewer House Connection release forms:
Group 1: Addison, Ashford, Greenwich and Rosemont complete
Group 2: Rutland, Cambridge, Melrose and Tower ongoing
Group 3: Main, Cleveland, Barbour, Tower ongoing.
Sewer & Lateral Rehabilitation in North Branch Park River Drainage Area
In the Contract Bidding process – Bids Due/Open – October 3, 2023
Construction: November 2023 through 2025
Sewer & Lateral Rehabilitation in North Meadows Drainage Area (NM 5/6/7)
Construction: January 2024 through 2025
Sewer & Lateral Rehabilitation in Gully Brook Drainage Area
Construction March 2024 through 2025/2026
NORTH BRANCH PARK RIVER DRAINAGE STUDY
North Branch Park River Drainage Study Information Page
Construction Work Week of November 20
River inspections and field work are underway
The inspection and sampling will occur in the river and on the banks of the river from Farmington Avenue to the University of Hartford Bridge (University Drive).
PRIVATE PROPERTY PROJECTS
Backwater Valve Program and Private Property Inflow Disconnections in North Hartford
Lateral Repair/Replacement/Rehabilitation Program – District Wide
New House Connection Program Presentation (Bureau of Public Works 7.12.23)
North Hartford Sewer Project Outreach Meeting materials (June 29 & July 25)
June 29 Presentation North End Senior Center
July 25 Presentation Parker Memorial Community Center
Project Area Map
Backwater Valve Program Information
Integrated Plan Video Short