ECWA to Invest $2.4 Million in New Water Transmission Mains in Town of Cheektowaga
Posted July 17, 2019
CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - The Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) has announced it has begun work to replace 6,400 linear feet of aging water transmission mains from the intersection of Clinton Street and Harlem Road to Cayuga Creek Road in the Town of Cheektowaga. The $2.4 million project is part of the ECWA’s $43 million investment in system-wide infrastructure for 2019, the largest annual investment in ECWA history.
“These water main replacements in Cheektowaga are a significant portion of ECWA’s sustained infrastructure investment program,” said ECWA Chairman Jerome Schad. “We continue to annually invest substantial financial resources in our system infrastructure which will improve service delivery to ECWA customers.”
According to Chairman Schad, the project was chosen due to the age and leak history of the existing water transmission mains, which ECWA engineering professionals monitor closely throughout its service district.
Service interruptions will be very limited and no roads will be closed during construction; however, there could be lane restrictions. The work is being performed by 716 Site Contracting and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.