MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Two water leaks have been turned up during a two-month sidewalk renovation project moving down Myrtle Boulevard, the most recent on Monday filling the two-lane road with even more trucks, workers and holes.
A Westchester Joint Water Works crew blocked a small section of one lane in front of 46 Myrtle Blvd. where they opened a manhole to repair the service line feeding the house. In order to do that, they had to shut off the water main and connecting service, which crew members discovered also had a leak. The main pumps water into only one home.
Directly across the street, another water leak was discovered and fixed last Saturday.
David Goessl, the civil engineer for the Town of Mamaroneck and supervisor of the sidewalk renovation project, said the water service line could have been leaking for a while and the construction likely brought it to the surface.
The constant drilling could have caused the leak, said Ken Lindhjem, of the Westchester Joint Water Works, who directed traffic around the construction Monday.
The sidewalks project began July 5 and will renovate the sidewalks and curbs from Memorial Park to Weaver Street. The project is nearing Weaver Street along the east side of Myrtle Boulevard, which runs through the Town of Mamaroneck and Larchmont. The crew from Acocella, a Scarsdale-based construction company, will loop back toward Memorial Park.
The two water leaks haven't slowed the project, said Goessl, who estimated they will complete the sidewalk renovation in two weeks.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.