Water Main Work on Tap for Lower Clinton Street
The Department of Design and Construction last week embarked on another Lower East Side infrastructure project. This time it’s another water main job. The upcoming campaign is two-fold: replacement of both the water main and sewers beneath Clinton Street from Madison to East Broadway.
Known as the “Accelerated Water Main Replacement Project” (aka MEDA002), we all know that nothing about this will be accelerated.
The city couldn’t have planned the project any better. Indeed, it was only a week ago that a water main beneath Henry Street (near Clinton) burst and helped create a massive steam plume visible across the neighborhood.