Replacement of major parts of Rotterdam's aging town water system will start in 2018, following the town's receipt earlier this month of a $3 million state water improvement grant.
While the $5.1 million project will be the biggest investment in the town's water infrastructure in more than a half-century, the loan-grant package awarded by the state should mean that individual water bills will rise by only a few dollars to pay for the work.
The work will include replacing several thousand feet of the 24-inch main that brings water from the town's wellfield off Rice Road to the populated sections of town, with some realignment of the pipe. Some valves and fire hydrants that are no longer operational will be replaced.
Source: Daily Gazzette