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You could survive about a month without food, but you could only survive 5 or 6 days without water.

2017 Cathodic Protection Program

Overview

The Water Authority will be doing maintenance work on its water transmission main located along I-390 between Latta Road and Eileen Drive.  

The project consists of installing a new cathodic protection system for the steel transmission main to prevent corrosion of the water main.  The project generally consists of four phases.  

Initital testing is done to confirm that the transmission main is electrically isolated from other underground facilities such as gas mains.  Problems are corrected if discovered.

The installation of the cathodic protection system includes burying anode bags consisting of a magnesium bar along the transmission main.  The anodes are placed into holes and connected to each other and to the water main and test stations with a buried wire.  Once the anode is connected to the water main, it will electrically sacrifice itself (corrode) to protect the steel main.  

Testing is performed at the installed test stations to assure the system is working properly.  

Disturbed areas are restored to their preconstruction conditions.  The Authority's contractor will be required to properly grade and seed all lawn and field areas and complete all pavement restoration.  

In addition to the new installation, repair work is also being performed at various locations throught the Water Authority's service area.  

Schedule

The schedule depends on a number of factors, but we anticipate work starting in early October and being completed by the end of the year.  Final lawn and field restoration will be completed in the spring of 2018.  

Questions

You may contact our Customer Service department at (585) 442-7200 weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, or our Dispatcher at (585) 442-2009 weekdays before 8:30 and after 4:30 pm, and on weekends and holidays. Water Authority workers carry an ID card and drive a company vehicle with a Water Authority logo on it. They are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Project Bulletin

Click below for a project bulletin with further information on this project.

Project Info Bulletin