Week two: Eastham municipal water system project progesses

First pipe installed last week, work on water storage tank started too
The Eastham municipal water system project is becoming a reality. Here, the contractor excavates an area for the foundation of the 750,000 gallon tank Town of Eastham photo.

The Eastham municipal water system project enters week two Monday. The project, which got a thumbs-up from voters at the annual town meeting, is progressing in the Schoolhouse Road area.

Work started last Monday at the intersection of Alston Ave. and Schoolhouse Road. According to an update from the town's water project website, the first pipe of the municipal system was installed at the intersection. Monday, the Alston Ave. pipe installation will be completed. 

On Tuesday, work will progress towards Moll's Pond Road and Bayview Ave. 

A second crew is set to begin on Monday, July 20. This crew will begin on Schoolhouse Road at Nauset Road and head north along Schoolhouse Road. 

Looking ahead, work on Meetinghouse Road at Schoolhouse Road, heading towards Old Orchard Road, will start up on Monday, July 27.

This phase of the project is expected to take 6 to 8 weeks. 

Work will be done Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

According to the town's dedicated water project website, the new system will include two well fields, a 126' storage tank with a 750,000 gallon capacity and 45-miles of pipes. Work on the storage tank also began the week of July 13, according to the website. Excavation for the tank's foundation was started.

Police officers will be near work areas to assist motorists with lane restrictions and detours. 

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