Summer water main replacement in Malverne

Nearly 4,700 feet of new pipe to be installed

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New York American Water began a $900,000 effort to install nearly 4,700 feet of new water mains in Malverne on June 28, the company reported.

Six inch water mains, originally installed in the 1920s, are scheduled for replacement with new 8- and 12-inch ductile iron mains as part of a summer-long project in the village, the company said. The effort also includes replacement of nearly 125 utility-owned service lines and seven fire hydrants.

Water main replacement will occur on the following blocks, weather permitting. It is estimated that all four projects will take four weeks to complete once they begin.

•Linmonth Road between Weber Avenue and Wicks Lane. This work was scheduled to begin June 28. 

School Street between Ocean Avenue and Cambridge Street. This work is expected to begin July 7. 

Hawthorne Place between Rider Avenue and Wright Avenue.  This work is scheduled to begin July 12.

Johnson Avenue between Hawthorne Avenue and Hempstead Avenue.  This work is also scheduled to begin July 12.

Sections of these streets may be closed to traffic during work hours, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Residents with concerns or questions are encouraged to call New York American Water customer service center at (877) 426-6999.