The Montclair Utilities Department will begin installing a new water main on Orange Road this week, township officials recently announced.
The area affected will be Orange Road from Pleasant Way to the township line past Brooklawn Road. The goal of the water main replacement is to increase the flow capacity, fire flows and help increase water quality.
The new water main and fire hydrants will be installed, connected to the water system, chlorinated, and, once approved, each home will be attached to the new main before the existing main is abandoned.
The main construction is expected to last no longer than three weeks weather permitting.
Two water shutdowns will take place and notifications will be sent to affected residents before they occur, according to a release from the township.
If there are any major issues, call the Utilities Department at 973-744-4600, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
For emergencies, call the Montclair Police Department at 973-744-1234 and Water Bureau personnel will be notified.