Category: Clean Water Project

Baltazar Contractors Excavating Sigourney Street.

Across the MDC’s sewer system, more than one billion gallons of a mix of storm water and sewage overflow into the Connecticut River, and eventually into Long Island Sound, annually. Other than the fact that this pollution is unhealthy,  regulatory changes stipulate that these overflows violate the Clean Water Act.

Most sewer systems in the Northeast, including the Greater Hartford Region,  face similar issues of sewer overflows. Consequently, the MDC was issued a federal consent decree from the EPA and a consent order from the Connecticut DEP, which required the District to develop a a Long-Term Control Plan for the abatement of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), (sewage overflows from pipes that carry both sewage and stormwater), and eliminatation of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs), (overflows caused by either insufficient capacity and/or excessive inflow and infiltration of storm water into the sewer system).

As a response to the government mandate, the MDC developed the Clean Water Project.

 

Excavation work  – Sigourney Street, Hartford, CT

 

Clean Water Project Stakeholders Feedback Meeting

Construction activity for the Metropolitan District’s (MDC) Clean Water Project will be starting
again this spring in the Upper Albany area of Hartford. Due to the number of projects taking
place in close proximity to one another, traffic patterns – including detours, delays and street
closures – will be carefully planned in advance to minimize the impact on residents and
businesses while allowing the construction work to progress.

WE NEED YOUR INPUT TO ENSURE THIS PROGRAM WILL WORK FOR YOU. Please join us to
provide your feedback and learn how you can stay informed during this construction season.

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Time: 9:00 AM Presentation

Light refreshments served

Location: Community Health Services

500 Albany Ave, Hartford

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MDC Helping the Community

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MDC Vacuum Catch Basin Cleaner

MDC responded to requests to clean a clogged catch basin by dispatching a large vacuum truck to clear the debris. The catch basin had been clogged for a long while beforehand.

Albany Avenue 1-A Connection

Baltazar is hard at work continuing the installation of soldier piles and retaining walls to shore the underground utilities. Connecting as 12″ ductile iron pipe from Burton Street to Albany Avenue where there is a 24″ sewer main pipe.

The outside of the pit that
The outside of the pit that”s been dug on the corner of Burton St. and Albany Ave.
This is the inside of the pit. The concrete cylinder on the right is a manhole to the storm sewer.
This is the inside of the pit. The concrete cylinder on the right is a manhole to the storm sewer.
This is the pit from the other side of the street.
This is the pit from the other side of the street.

CNG finishing up on Burton Street

CNG was hard at work today as well with their High Pressure Lines on Burton Street. There are some beautiful gardens, and CNG is being extra careful working around them.

High pressure lines span from the main to either side of Burton Street.
High pressure lines span from the main to either side of Burton Street. MDC Community Liason Jeff King discusses the work with a resident on the sidewalk.

May 10th, a Busy Day for Construction on the Avenue

Baltazar installed the Burton Street Project sign on the corner of Albany Avenue
Baltazar installed the Burton Street Project sign on the corner of Albany Avenue
CNG installing underground high pressure gas lines on Irving Street
CNG installing underground high pressure gas lines on Irving Street
Another picture of the high pressure gas line installation
Another picture of the high pressure gas line installation
Baltazar completing their underground temporary water main, with testing and paving to follow shortly thereafter.
Baltazar completing their underground temporary water main on Burton Street, with testing and paving to follow shortly thereafter.
The temporary water main as it runs down the side of the street
The temporary water main as it runs down the side of the Burton Street
Baltazar saw cutting to connect to the main sewer trunk on Albany Avenue
Baltazar saw cutting to connect to the main sewer trunk at the intersection of Burton St. and Albany Avenue