District Stays Ahead of Potential Issues by Addressing Infrastructure
The Hicksville Water District (HWD) recently started a large-scale water main replacement project in parts of the District’s southeast portion. The water mains in this area’s distribution system date back to the 1950s, and the HWD is determined to get ahead of any potential problems the current system presents by engaging in this infrastructure overhaul. Over the course of the year-long project, residents will benefit from the replacement of approximately 14,000 feet of water mains, 25 fire hydrants and 320 water services from the District’s water main to the curb shut-off valve.
“The Hicksville Water District’s foremost responsibility is providing our residents with the highest-quality water possible,” said HWD Chairman Nicholas Brigandi. “By staying ahead of our infrastructure needs, we help ensure that we can avoid any potential problems in our distribution systems before they become larger issues. We promise our residents to minimize disturbances and make this process as easy on them and their families as possible.”
The first phase of the project was completed in 2017 and included installation of new water main on Lee Ave., London Blvd. (Michigan Drive to Cottage Blvd.) and Michigan Drive. The rest of the project will take place over the course of three phases, all of which will focus on different streets within the area. The locations and approximate times during which replacements will take place are as follows:
- Project Phase 1B from August to November, 2022: Cottage Blvd., Auburn Lane and Essex Lane
- Project Phase 1C from November, 2022 to May, 2023: Garden Blvd., George Ave., Balsam Lane, Short St. and Lenore Ave.
- Project Phase 1D from June to August, 2023: Linden Blvd. (from Lee Ave. to Michigan Drive) and Farm Lane
Work is expected to occur from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with limited road closures. Residents whose driveways may be affected will be notified before work in their area begins. Traffic may be closed off during certain construction times, but all roads will be reopened outside of work hours.
The District contacted residents of the area prior to construction, providing them with a detailed fact sheet about the project and an invitation to a virtual community meeting, which was held on July 27. During the meeting, District officials and H2M Architects + Engineers provided residents with a presentation detailing each step of the project and what it means for their community.
Click here to view the fact sheet, community meeting recording, the corresponding presentation and any other information related to the project. If residents have additional questions, the District is available by phone at 516-931-0184 or via email at email@example.com.