Clinton utility plans $66M infrastructure investment in 2018


PHOTO | Connecticut Water Service
PHOTO | Connecticut Water Service
David C. Benoit
Clinton water utility Connecticut Water Service has authorized a $66.2 million capital spending plan for 2018 focused on pipeline replacement and aging infrastructure updates.

The capital spending plan approved by CWS' board of directors allocates $48.5 million for Connecticut subsidiaries and $17.7 million for Maine Water.

The plan accounts for this year's acquisitions of the Heritage Village Water Company and The Avon Water Company, CWS CEO David C. Benoit said.

"The 2018 capital spending plan keeps us on pace to replace about one percent of our water mains every year – far sooner than the industry average," Benoit said.

The investments will improve service reliability and water quality, he said.