Farms Road Washout: Virtual Meeting, Tuesday, October 5th at 1PM

The City of Stamford is holding a virtual meeting Tuesday, October 5, at 1pm, regarding the status of Farms Road in response to flood damage stemming from Hurricane Ida. In attendance will be Mayor David Martin, City Engineer Lou Casolo, Aquarion Water Company, and consulting firm Tighe & Bond. Click here to participate via Zoom.

See the full press release from the City below.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The City of Stamford
Fri. Oct. 1, 2021

Contact:
Rachel LaBella
203.977.5115
203.249.9738
rlabella@stamfordct.gov

Virtual Meeting to be Held On the Status of Farms Road in Response to Flood Damage Stemming from Hurricane Ida

Stamford, CONN. – A Zoom meeting will be held for those impacted by the closure of a portion of Farms Road with Mayor David Martin, City Engineer Lou Casolo, Aquarion Water Company, and consulting firm Tighe & Bond on Tuesday, October 5, at 1 p.m. The meeting will allow for the City to hear directly from residents regarding their concerns, as well as discuss the steps and planned timeline for restoration. 

Since May of 2020, Aquarion Water Company has been actively working to replace an existing 24- inch raw water pipeline between Stamford and Greenwich. On Wednesday, September 1, the remnants of Hurricane Ida reached Stamford producing approximately 8.1” of rain, the most significant amount of rainfall the City had seen in a short period of time in over 6 decades.

As a result, the severe flooding caused the temporary pavement put in place by Aquarion on Farms Road, part of their ongoing restoration project, to collapse. The road currently remains impassible. 

“It is our goal to restore Farms Road to a safe and habitable condition as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said City Engineer Lou Casolo. “The city’s engineering department is currently working with Aquarion to resolve the issues caused by Hurricane Ida and to provide residents with a timeline for repairs.”

Residents of Farms Road are able to join the Zoom meeting and participate in the discussion through the link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86388699599

###