Department Crews recently started the upgrade to the storm water drainage system on Shore Road. This is an entirely new system which replaces the system that was filled with sand during Hurricanes Sandy and Irene. This project is jointly funded by FEMA (75%) and the Town (25%).
The system will be protected from sand infiltration during future storms. The project includes the installation of approximately 2800 feet of new piping and 23 catch basins.
The installation also requires the removal of an abandoned water main left in place when water service was last upgraded. At the same time the abandoned main is removed, the new pipe must be installed around the multiple residential water services that cross the road.
This makes for extra work and time to make sure we do not damage the water services to the individual homes. The old water main once removed will be sold for scrap with the income generated returned to the Town.