South Shore Road Sewer Extension Project
During the spring and fall of 2022, the Town of Nantucket will begin the installation of new sewer and water main infrastructure along S Shore Rd. The work includes the installation of a new gravity sewer, as well as the new Sea St Pump Station Force Main and an extension of the water main to the Surfside WWTF under separate contracts. All new pipelines will be installed within the existing town right-of-way. Construction will begin at the WWTF and proceed along S Shore Rd to Surfside Rd. Construction is planned to start on March 7th and continue until June 24th. Construction will resume on or after September 12th and is expected to continue through November. Once all of the new pipelines have been installed and tested, S Shore Rd will be repaved with new curb to curb pavement from Surfside Rd to the WWTF. Final pavement is anticipated to be completed in the Spring of 2023.
The new gravity sewer is being installed “dry”, which means that there will be no house connections allowed to the sewer at this time. A future pump station will need to be installed at the WWTF site to pump the future flow to the WWTF headworks. The new gravity sewer in S Shore Rd is being installed now so that S Shore Rd can be repaved one time. This new gravity sewer will provide service to some of the properties within the Miacomet Needs Area, as defined in the 2014 Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan, and gravity service previously unavailable to properties already located in the sewer district. Additionally, this new gravity sewer line will ultimately allow for the abandonment and removal of the existing Sachem’s Path and Sherburne Commons pump stations, while also providing a new discharge location for the Abrem’s Quary pump station and removing all three station’s flows from the Surfside Road pump station. Important documents for abutters, project schedule, and mapping can be found below.”