Design efforts are underway for water and sewer improvements in the Arlington Street area. Much of the existing infrastructure in this area is approximately 100 years old and in poor condition. Some water pipes are tuberculated, resulting in low water pressure. Rehabilitation will consist of sewer and manhole lining. Where pipe conditions are too poor to be rehabilitated, replacement will be recommended. Water and sewer services and hydrants will also be replaced.
Once the design for utilities is complete, drainage, sidewalk, and roadway design will follow, providing funding will be approved.
Benefits and Impacts:
Improved water pressure and fire flow to the neighborhoods.
Reduction of infiltration and inflow from leaking sewer pipes.
The Arlington Street Water and Sewer Improvements Phase I design has been completed to the 35% milestone and has been reviewed by the City. The consultant has the City’s comments and is organizing them for discussion with the City at a meeting tentatively scheduled for the end of September. The consultant also has the geotechnical report, based on investigations that took place in August, and is reviewing it before submitting it to the City. There will be two additional geotechnical investigations to confirm the elevation of the MWRA aqueduct below the road surface at Summit Street and Alexander Street. That activity is pending approval of the MWRA and subsequent scheduling of the vacuum excavation contractor but is expected to be completed by mid-October 2021.