Water Fact

Water Fact

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

48" Transmission Main - Plank Road to State Road



The Monroe County Water Authority's (MCWA) East Side Water Supply Project (ESWSP) is nearing final completion with the construction of a final pipeline.  Previously a new intake tunnel, pumping station, water treatment plant and approximately 12 miles of transmission main were installed and placed in service. 

The ESWSP conveys and treats water withdrawn from Lake Ontario to meet the drinking water needs of MCWA customers.  The ESWSP provides a new source of drinking water supply that increases the capacity, reliability and security of MCWA's water production, transmission and distribution systems.

This final 48" transmission main will be constructed in the Plank Road to State Road area and is an extension of an existing transmission main located on Plank Road north to State Road.  The main will run cross-country on permanent easements and highway right-of-way. 

During the first phase of work, surveyors will work along the pipeline route to mark out easements (work) limits.  The second phase of work includes the actual water main installation.  The mains will be installed parallel to each other and approximately 10 feet apart.  Additional appurtenances such as valves and air release facilities are also installed at this time.  After installation, during the third phase of work, the mains are pressure tested to check for leaks.  The mains are then flushed and tested by the Health Department before they are ready to be put into service.  The final phase of work is final restoration in which disturbed areas are restored to their preconstruction conditions.  Temporary asphalt is removed and replaced with permanent asphalt and lawn and field areas are graded and seeded.  The contractor is responsible for getting all seeded areas to grow properly.


The schedule depends on a number of factors, but we anticipate construction beginning in mid March and lasting through September of 2014.  Restoration should be complete by mid October of 2014. 



You can 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.  A Water Authority inspector will be onsite throughout construction.  Our inspectors carry an ID card and drive a 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