This is the third in a series of five articles explaining how OCWA–Central New York’s Water Authority–plans for, constructs and integrates water main improvement projects into our five-county service territory.  Today’s article illustrates what homeowners and businesses can expect to see prior to construction commencing, including a sample notice that OCWA will mail to all impacted customers, as well as photographs of the types of activities you may see in the construction zone.

Pipe stockpiled in a safe location before construction starts


Dig Safe “mark out” locating other utilities


OCWA “soft” digging using its vacuum truck to avoid striking other utilities


Utility flags indicating location of existing main