CONCORD, Mass. – A $148,000.00 contract for generator replacement at the Woonsocket Flood Reduction Project in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and at the West Hill Dam in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, was issued recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.
Work will be accomplished by Raposa Climate Control Systems, of Coventry, Rhode Island. Once a notice to proceed is issued work will be authorized to start. The contract was awarded on March 29, 2019. Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of summer 2019.
The project consists of furnishing all equipment, materials and labor for three tasks consisting of removal, relocation and replacement of a heating fuel system, electric service meters, replacement of four backup standby generators and installation of a steel platform for a backup standby generator at the Woonsocket flood reduction project in Woonsocket, and at the West Hill Dam in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, for the purpose of facility maintenance.
The Woonsocket Flood Reduction Project protects industrial and commercial establishments and densely populated residential areas from flood flows on the Blackstone, Peters and Mill Rivers. It was constructed in response to flood damage that occurred due to heavy rains in August 1955 that caused $22 million in damage. The project was constructed in two phases: construction of the Upper Woonsocket section along the Blackstone River was completed in 1960 at a cost of $5.4 million; and construction of the Lower Woonsocket section along the Blackstone River and two of its tributaries, the Mill River and Peters River, was completed in 1967 at a cost of $8.3 million. For more information call 508-278-2511 or visit the website at www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/WestHillDam.aspx.
West Hill Dam, on the West River in Uxbridge, Mass., was completed in 1961 at a cost of $2.3 million. The 2,400-foot-long, 51-foot-high dam can impound a 12,400-acre-foot lake capable of storing four billion gallons of water. The dam was designed to protect communities on the West River and Blackstone River basins in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It has prevented damages of more than $100.8 million. For more information call (508) 278-2511 or visit the website at
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