US Army Corps of Engineers
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Project Map

map of the Durham Meadows waterline project

Durham Meadows Waterline Project

The Durham Meadows Waterline Project includes installation of the new water main and construction of water tank to provide public water to the residences and businesses within the Durham Meadows Superfund Site.

The work is being performed by Ludlow Construction Inc. of Ludlow, MA under a contract that was procured by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

USACE has been hired by EPA to award and manage the contract. The project is expected to be completed within three years.

Initial mobilization activities began in July 2019 with physical construction beginning in September 2019. Work will continue until December 1, 2019 and then re-start in April 2020.

Work will not occur on Route 17 beginning 5 days prior to the Durham Fair and extending until one day after the Durham Fair.

About 30,000 linear feet of water main will be installed to allow connection of 120 local homes and businesses, including the Coginchaug High School, Strong Middle School and the Durham Fairgrounds to the water system.

An 800,000 gallon water storage tank will be constructed in Middletown to provide gravity pressure for the system and to provide storage for fire protection. The new water main will also allow the municipal water supply wells at the Fairgrounds to be closed. The water supply wells located on each property receiving a water line connection will either be abandoned or converted to a monitoring well.  The figure on this page shows the areas where the water line, tank, and other structures will be constructed.


For more information on the Durham Meadows Superfund Site, please visit the EPA web page at

Page created: September 6, 2019

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