NORTH HARTFORD SEWER IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS (PHASE I of the INTEGRATED PLAN)
The MDC has set out to establish a new standard for EPA and CT DEEP regulators, by convincing them of a better, more effective way of achieving compliance with the Clean Water Act by prioritizing the communities in which we serve. Reducing Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO’s) to the rivers and local water ways is very important as it is a benefit to our communities and the environment., However, the MDC rate payers funding the Clean Water Project were not receiving a direct benefit. MDC is confident, removing stormwater from the sewer system at the property, rather than collecting the overflows in which it causes, will become the model and national standard for other CSO communities across the country by prioritizing the rehabilitation of private property infrastructure. The North Hartford Sewer Improvement Projects are part of the latest phase of the that 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 and rehabilitation and private property work.
INTEGRATED PLAN REPORTING INFORMATION PAGE
NORTH HARTFORD SEWER PROJECT AREA MAP
Construction Project Outreach Questions
(860) 278-7850 ext. 3309
EXPEDITED SEWER SEPARATION PROJECTS
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. There are currently 4 separation projects planned and the work is being conducted via On-Call Sewer Program.
See below weekly construction updates and each project’s “information page” link for more specific information on each project.
Durham Street Project Information page
Construction work week of February 26
Project progress update flyer distributed to customers on Feb 23.
Private Property and drain connection starting in spring.
WOODSTOCK STREET AND BRANFORD STREET
Woodstock and Branford Project Information Page
Construction work week of February 26
Storm drain stubs on Woodstock
Westland Street Project Information Page
Westland and Garden and saw cutting on Garden St.
SEWER LINING AND REHABILITATION PROJECTS
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. There are 5 areas in North Hartford that will have Sewer Lining and Rehabilitation projects which are being completed as part of 3 contracts (and one expedited on-call sewer task) They 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 February 25
Crew#1 Barbour St – CCC performs point repairs (Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri)
Crew#2 NWM performs lateral cleaning, Melrose (Mon), Greenwich (Tue), Rosemont (Wed), Tower Ave (Thu)
NORTH BRANCH PARK RIVER (GRANBY/BLUE HILLS) SEWER & LATERAL REHABILITATION & REPAIR
Sewer & Lateral Rehabilitation in North Branch Park River Drainage Area
Contract Award expected January 2024
Construction: 1st quarter 2024 through 2026
NORTH MEADOWS AREA 5/6/7 SEWER & LATERAL REHABILITATION & REPAIR
Sewer & Lateral Rehabilitation in North Meadows Drainage Area (NM 5/6/7)
Construction: January 2024 through 2025
GULLY BROOK SEWER & LATERAL REHABILITATION & REPAIR
Sewer & Lateral Rehabilitation in Gully Brook Drainage Area
Construction: 2nd quarter 2024 through 2026
NORTH BRANCH PARK RIVER DRAINAGE STUDY
North Branch Park River Drainage Study Information Page
PRIVATE PROPERTY PROJECTS
Backwater Valve Program and Private Property Inflow Disconnections in North Hartford
Lateral Repair/Replacement/Rehabilitation Program – District Wide
MDC North Hartford Sewer Improvement Projects Video (Durham Street and Tower Avenue Area)
Integrated Plan Video Short
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