SHELBURNE Construction began last week at the Shelburne Bay Park, and those piles of pipes that have been inhabiting the town should start to diminish in the coming weeks.
In late September, the Champlain Water District was issued a land-use permit that was necessary for work to begin on the $2.1 million project. Once completed, CWD officials said that a much needed second intake pipe will exist for backup purposes.
The project will effect all of those living in Chittenden County who are affiliated with the Champlain Water District. Should the main intake pipe come under disrepair, the secondary pipe will be used so that customers do not see a lapse in service.
More than 2,500 feet of pipe will float in Shelburne Bay. The pipe will then be towed across the water in the proximity of Red Rocks Park, where it will be positioned on the bottom of the lake.
Boaters should fear not, however, according to CWD officials. Warning flags and warning lights have been positioned throughout the construction area to minimize the risk to sailors and others participating in recreational boating.