Old Westbury hires contractor for water main adjustment

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Old Westbury hires contractor for water main adjustment
The Village of Old Westbury has a contract to re-level a section of water main. (Photo courtesy of Village of Old Westbury)

The Village of Old Westbury has hired a contractor to adjust the elevation of about 700 feet of water main, the village’s water superintendent, Tom O’Connor, said. 

The construction will begin in late winter, he said.

The Board of Trustees approved a $672,3600 contract with Araz Industries Inc. for the project last week.

“When you do these projects it’s important to have the same elevations, especially if you have another tank on the same system, so you use the same amount of water in both tanks,” O’Connor said.

The village has also begun the construction of an underground tank that will hold one million gallons of water, O’Connor said.

The tank is on village-owned property and was bonded for $3.8 million, he said.

Adjusting pipe elevation and constructing the new tank “will give us better pressure throughout the system and ample supply,” O’Connor said.

The tank installation will likely be complete by late spring, he said.

“Hopefully we have good weather going into the winter,” O’Connor said. “When the weather gets too cold they’ll be back in early spring.”

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