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

Ongoing Distribution System Betterment/Improvement Projects (2019):

Oswego (Town)

  • Rathburn Road – 2,000’ of 12” water main which increases system redundancy and eliminates one-way feeds (Completion January 2020)

Geddes (Town)

  • Route 5 Westvale Pump Station to Terry Road – 900’ of 8” water main replacement of aging infrastructure in corrosive soils (Completion January 2020)

Upcoming Projects (Spring-Fall 2020):

Onondaga (Town)

  • Cleveland Road (Skyline to Horizon Terrace) – 2,200’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure)
  • Harris Road (Old Homestead Road to fire station) -1,200’ of 10” water main to replace aging infrastructure, upsize to 10” water main for better flow

Solvay (Village)

  • 4th Street (Cogswell Avenue to Dead End) – 350’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure

Salina (Town)

  • East Molloy Road (Westwood to Rapheal) – 3,700’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure (in conjunction with county paving project)
  • Lakeview Drive (All Half Circle) – 1,500’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures
  • Ley Creek Drill (Wolf Street Pump Station) – 500’ of 20” HDPE water main installed via directional drill to improve system flows and eliminate restrictions for better efficiency

Cicero (Town)

  • US Route 11 (Brewerton Tank to Bennett Street) –3,250’  of 12” water main to replace aging infrastructure

Camillus (Town)

  • Far View Circle (Full Circle) – 2,100’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures
  • Richlee Drive (Amity to Knowell Road) – 2,000’ of cleaning and lining to improve water quality

Clay (Town)

  • Wintersweet Drive and Taft Road tie-in – 100’ of 8” water main to create system redundancy and eliminate dead end

Upcoming Projects (2021):

Cicero (Town)

  • Miller Circle to Old Bartell Road – 600’ of 8” water main extension installed via directional drill to upgrade system flows
  • Bear Springs Road and Mud Mill Road – 2,250’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure

Lysander (Town)

  • Hencle Boulevard (Smokey Hollow Road to Sixty Road) – 5,300’ of 16” water main to replace aging infrastructure

Chittenango (Village)

  • Lake Street (Sun Chevy to Russell Street) – 2,400’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure

Salina (Town)

  • Knoll Place – 500’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure

Manlius (Village)

  • Ravenswood Lane / Brickyard Falls Road – 1,170’ of 8” water 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 Distribution System Betterment/Improvement Projects Program and other anticipated projects, please contact Engineering at 315-455-7061 extension 3104.