Project underway aimed at providing more reliable water supply for City Island

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Construction for two water mains is now underway on City Island as part of the city's effort to provide a more reliable water supply for residents and businesses.

The city announced it has committed to investing $24 million into the project. Crews are already hard at work, and have begun drilling and are directing traffic.

The new water mains will be placed under Pelham Bay and are planned to replace older pipelines that currently sit on the City Island Bridge.

Residents and workers say the communication from the Department of Environmental Protection has been very clear.

"They've been very good about reaching out and informing us exactly what's going on every week," says resident Barbara Dolensek. "They've put people on their email list so that if anybody needs to be contacted for any reason they can do that."

The only complaints raised to News 12 were regarding noise.

The city confirmed that all construction will be put on hold during the summer.

 

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