System Betterment Projects

System Betterment Projects 2017-07-27T20:58:19+00:00

OCWA has established a proactive System Betterment Projects Program which focuses on replacing small-diameter diameter water mains (12” and under) in neighborhoods in various locations throughout the service area. The replacements are aimed at improving water quality and system reliability, increasing water pressure in some areas, and maintaining adequate flows throughout the system.

The Program helps OCWA meet several goals in providing better service to its customers by:

Providing a proactive, business-like approach to replacement by assessing pipeline condition and setting a schedule for replacement, which in turn;

  • Minimizes service disruptions from emergency main replacements; and
  • Works to eliminate the cost of repeated pipeline repairs and the disruptions to communities

Current System Betterment Projects:

Cicero (Town):

  • Miller Road (Route 11 to Miller Circle) – 2,500’ of 8” and 12” main to replace aging infrastructure
  • OCDOT Mud Mill Road Culvert Replacement – 200’ of 8” main to accommodate new bridge
  • Stewart Drive East (General Irwin to Charleston) – 2,500’ of 10” main to replace aging infrastructure

Canastota (Village):

  • Peterboro St (Skate Park to Canal St) – 1,700’ of 10” main to replace aging infrastructure
  • James Street – 800’ of 8” main to replace aging infrastructure

Fayetteville (Village):

  • Fayetteville Gateway Improvements – 650’ of 8” main to replace aging infrastructure

Hastings (Town):

  • Trophy Auto Sales – 408’ of 12” main to replace aging infrastructure

Lysander (Town):

  • Glacier Ridge Road to #8839 – 760’ of 8” main to loop water system

Salina (Town):

  • Henry Clay Blvd. Valve Installation – 12” Valve installations to minimize shutdown areas

Sullivan (Town):

  • Burlingame Road – 900’ of 8” main to loop water system

Upcoming Projects:

Cicero (Town):

  • US Route 11 (MWB Airport Conn. To Meltzer Court) – 3,000’ of 12” main to replace aging infrastructure
  • Bridgeport Connection (with the Town of Sullivan) – 1,700’ of 12” main to replace aging infrastructure

Manlius (Village):

  • Brickyard Falls Road – 2,200’ of 8” main to replace aging infrastructure

Onondaga (Town):

  • Cleveland Road (Skyline to s. of Excalibur) – 2,000’ of 12” main to replace aging infrastructure
  • Broad Road (from Skyline Drive) – 1,000’ of 8” main to replace aging infrastructure

Oswego (Town):

  • NYS Route 104 Improvements – 1,100’ of 8” and 12” in conjunction with road reconstruction project

Solvay (Village):

  • Milton Ave/Bridge Street, Phase 1 – 6,960’ of 12” main to replace aging infrastructure

Customers and residents in the immediate water work area will receive advance notification and specific information on how the project will affect them. For more information on the System Betterment program and anticipated projects, please contact Engineering at 315-455-7061 ext. 3104.