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MARION, OH–Aqua is announcing plans to replace 5,714 linear feet of water main along Windsor and Church Streets in Marion. Key elements of the project include:

Replacing four-inch water main with 12-inch pipe along Church Street from Garden Street to Windsor Street.

Replacing six-inch main with eight-inch main along Windsor Street from Church Street to Edgewood Drive.

Replacing eight-inch main with like-sized pipe along Windsor Street between Edgewood Street and Thew Avenue.

167 customers will receive new service lines for the company-owned portion of the service.

Additionally, 14 new fire hydrants will be installed to improve fire protection and 39 new valves will be installed to help isolate disruptions for future repairs or maintenance.

“Some of the pipe we’re replacing is more than a hundred years old,” said Aqua Ohio’s Area Manager Scott Ballenger. “That's a long time for anything to be in service. This project will replace old cast iron pipes with new ductile iron pipe that is stronger, lighter and more corrosion resistant. Hopefully, this new main will give us just as many years of trouble-free service.”

Work is expected to begin on August 14 and be complete by the end of the year. Church and Windsor streets will be closed to through traffic but open to residents. On-street parking will be restricted in areas where the contractor is actively working. Water service will be maintained throughout construction. However, customers receiving new service lines will experience short-term interruptions while their services are connected to the new main near the end of the project. Those customers will be notified by Aqua in advance of the planned interruptions.

Underground Utilities Inc. of Monroeville, OH was selected to perform the work and the budget for this project is $2,142,000. Ballenger said the company expects to spend more than $65 million across Aqua’s 40 Ohio systems in 2023, approximately $8.5 million of that will be invested in the Marion area.

Aqua Ohio is the Buckeye State’s largest investor-owned drinking water and wastewater utility and serves about 500,000 residents in 19 counties. Visit AquaAmerica.com for more information, or follow Aqua on Facebook at facebook.com/MyAquaAmerica and on Twitter at @MyAquaAmerica

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