Water Main Replacements at Stream Crossings


Update - August 4th, 2017

Water Main Replacement Project at

Stream Crossings in the Village of Ridgewood

Ridgewood Water’s contractor, Fred Devens Construction, has begun site clearing and necessary road work in preparation for the water main replacements at each of the below stream crossings.  Unfortunately, tree/shrub removal is required at each of these locations to access specified work areas. We remain sensitive to the environment and landscaping will be restored. As construction work is scheduled to continue into the winter months, final restoration of trees/shrubs is planned for the Spring of 2018.

  • Linwood Ave. at the Saddle River
  • North Irving St. at the HoHoKus Brook
  • East Ridgewood Ave. at the HoHokus Brook
  • Spring Ave. at the Hohokus Brook

Fred Devens Construction will continue to coordinate with the Ridgewood Police Department for all traffic control measures as needed. We anticipate that there will be ongoing road closures and detours at these locations depending on the schedule of construction activities. The next phase of construction will be focused on the E. Ridgewood Ave. stream crossing, followed by the N. Irving stream crossing. For project updates, please check back on our website or like us on Facebook @RidgewoodWater.

Please click HERE for construction-related street closures and detours.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as we continue to upgrade the water system.

July 7th, 2017

Ridgewood Water to Upgrade Infrastructure Piping at

Four Stream Crossings in the Village of Ridgewood

Ridgewood Water announced that the contract to upgrade infrastructure water piping at 4 stream locations has been awarded to Fred Devens Construction.  The project will be managed by Consulting Engineer, Mott MacDonald.

Construction activities will take place at Linwood Ave/Saddle River, North Irving St/HoHoKus Brook, East Ridgewood Ave/HoHokus Brook and Spring Ave/Hohokus Brook.  Work is scheduled to commence in July with a contract duration of 180 days for completion.

The work will include replacing the existing water mains in the streams and tying back into the existing water mains in the streets.  No interruption of service is expected for the residents during mainline construction. Brief interruptions of service may occur when transferring house services on an as needed basis.

Sequencing of the 4 locations will be completed in stages starting with mobilizing of equipment & materials, saw cutting of the roadways, valve installations, shoring of stream crossings, installation of casing pipe and placement of new water main pipes within the stream, piping up into roadways, chlorination & testing, tie-in to existing water system, transfer of water services, and final restoration of disturbed areas both in the roadway & landscaped areas.

Fred Devens Construction will be coordinating with the local police who will be directing traffic around work areas. Expected work hours will be Monday through Friday, 7am - 5:30pm, weather permitting.

Ridgewood Water appreciates the patience of our residents while performing this important work as part of our ongoing commitment in upgrading our water system.