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First Round of Water System Improvements Wrapping Up

The first phase of work to upgrade Hamilton's water system has been completed.

The first round of work for the $5 million in water system improvements in Hamilton are wrapping up.

All of the water main work including residential connections and hydrant installations are complete on Hamilton Avenue, North, Cottage and Mill streets, according to John Tomasz, director of the Hamilton Department of Public Works.

The project involved installing a new water main, installing five new fire hydrants and making connections to 51 homes.

All of the trenches have a top coat of asphalt on it that will stay in lace for the winter and asphalt cold planning and a new topcoat will go down on the streets in the spring. Work will also be done on the sidewalks.

The work is part of $5 million worth of water system improvements approved at Annual Town Meeting last year. The first round of work by Joseph P. Cardillo and Son, Inc. cost $878,607. The work is being paid by a bond that will be paid back through wtaer rates, and not taxes.

Other streets in the downtown area getting new water lines are Arlington, Park and Maple streets.

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