The Suffolk County Water Authority was working to replace an old water main in Southampton Village this week.
According to Tim Motz, the director of communications for the SCWA, service will be improved by installing a new, wider pipe along Old Main Street, from Skinner Street to County Road 39. The new pipe is 964 feet long and 12 inches wide at its widest point, and in tighter spots it is eight inches.
The new water main is expected to be a boost to the area’s infrastructure and to help prevent future water main breaks. The increased water flow capacity is also expected to aid firefighters, Mr. Motz said.
The project was expected to be completed this week.