Earlier this week New York American water began a complicated water main project along Cedarhurst Avenue between Village Hall and Central Avenue. The water company installed a new 16-inch water main connecting to mains that terminated in a “dead end”. By creating this loop, the water company promised that the residents living on Cedarhurst Avenue, will not have the un appealing brown sediments in their tap water.
How did they get the pipe across the railroad tracks? Amazingly, the contractors drilled a tunnel-like hole 12-feet below the tracks and several hundred feet long, that enabled them to slide the pipe under the tracks. A total of approximately 800 feet of new pipe was installed.
This work was intentionally scheduled by the Village to coincide with the Easter/Passover week, when traffic volume is very low. This minimized the inconvenience of residents, commuters and shoppers. The work will be completed this week and there will be some additional final road resurfacing early next week.
UPDATE: APRIL 15,2015 | The big dig is finished and the new main is in place. On Saturday April 18, the water company will replace a smaller main on Chestnut Street. Shortly afterwards, starting on Monday, April 20, the Health Department is scheduled to conduct a series of inspections and tests to insure that the water is safe to drink. If all goes well, the new water main will be put into service and the final road repairs will be made.