OCWA has established a proactive Distribution System Betterment/Improvement Project Program. This program focuses on replacing small-diameter water mains (12” and under) in neighborhoods throughout our service area. The replacements are aimed at improving water quality, system reliability, increasing fire flow in some areas, and maintaining adequate flows throughout the system.

This program will help OCWA meet several goals in providing better service to its customers through an efficient approach to replacement by assessing pipeline conditions and setting a schedule for replacement, which will in turn:

  • Minimize service disruptions from emergency main replacements
  • Work to eliminate the cost of repeated pipeline repairs and the disruptions to communities

Upcoming Projects (Spring-Fall 2021):

Onondaga (Town)

  • Harris Road (Split Rock Road to House # 5078) – 1,520’ of cleaning and lining to improve water quality
  • Graham Road (Lafayette Road to Sentinel Heights Road -3,460’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures
  • Skyline Drive (Broad Road to House # 5177) – 2,600’ of cleaning and lining to improve water quality

Marcellus (Village)

  • Meadow Street (1st Street to 2nd Street) – 500’ of 8” water main to replace undersized and aging infrastructure
  • Falls Road (House #2440 to Route 174) – 2050’ of cleaning and lining to improve water quality

Salina (Town)

  • Old Liverpool Road (School Road to Kettle Place) – 950’ of 12” water main to replace aging infrastructure
  • Knoll Place (Court Street to South Berwick Road) – 525’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure

Cicero (Town)

  • Bear Springs Road (Jacob Lane to Goodeve Lane) – 1,450’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures
  • Bennett Street (Route 11 to dead end) – 880’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure

Camillus (Town)

  • Monte Vista Drive (Full Circle) – 1,875’ of cleaning and lining to improve water quality

Clay (Town)

  • Horseshoe Island Road (Bonstead Road to House # 9411) – 5,050’ of 10” water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures

Manlius (Town)

  • Upper Brickyard Falls Road (Quarry Road to Clearwater Circle) – 1,120’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures

Manlius (Village)

  • Ravenswood Lane (Brickyard Falls to Brookhill Drive South) – 1,170’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure

Chittenango (Village)

  • Lake Street (Sun Chevy to House #244) – 1,750’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure
  • Warren Street (Norton Ave to dead end) – 500’ of 6” water main to replace undersized and aging infrastructure

Constantia / Vienna (Town) / Cleveland (Village)

  • North Shore Oneida Lake Loop – 14,500’ of 16” water main to complete the transmission main along the north shore of Oneida Lake, providing customers in the area with additional water service reliability.

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 Distribution System Betterment/Improvement Projects Program and other anticipated projects, please contact Engineering at 315-455-7061 extension 3104.