OCWA has established a proactive Distribution Water Main Replacement 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 (2024):

Cicero (Town)

  • Brewerton Bridge Pipe – 715’ of 12″ water main replacement in conjunction with the NYSDOT bridge replacement.

Solvay (Village)

  • Gertrude Ave & 4th Street – 800’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures.
  • Hall Ave – 1,200′ of 12″ water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures.

Nedrow (Hamlet)

  • Meredith Ave – 1,150′ of 8″ water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures.

Salina (Town)

  • Old Liverpool Road – 7,200′ of 12″ & 16″ water main in conjunction with OCDOT road rehabilitation project.
  • Plaxdale – 2,320′ of 8″ water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures.
  • Joel & Daniel Ave – 1,150′ of 8″ water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures.
  • Brookview Ave – 2,450′ of 8″ water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures.
  • Roxboro Street – 1,320′ of 8″ water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures.

Geddes (Town)

  • 2024 Cleaning & Lining – 10,550′ of cleaning & lining to improve water quality & fire flow.
  • Beach Road – 2,450’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures.

Camillus (Town)

  • Dunn Road– 6,750’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures.
  • Newport Road Phase II – 3,550’ of 8” water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures.

Clay (Town)

  • Horseshoe Island Phase III – 5,350’ of 10” water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures.
  • Bonstead Road – 6,000′ of 12” water main to replace aging infrastructure experiencing frequent failures.

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 Water Main Replacement Program and other anticipated projects, please contact Engineering at 315-455-7061 extension 3104.