The Narragansett Bay Commission has started laying some pipe above ground in the Summit neighborhood to insure that clean water is provided while sewer work is being done.

Residents should have received handouts from the NBC explaining the work and the location. It says that the piping bypasses will be in place to continue water service during the Combined Sewer Overflow Abatement Program.

In addition, Jamie Samons, the NBC public affairs coordinator, said that the water lines are to be used while the in-ground lines are adjusted to accommodate the new storm drains. She said that the supplemental system would be moved to follow the construction of the overall project as it progresses.

Right now, the affected area is Seventh, Eighth and Bayard Streets, according to the NBC handout. It further says that the work is being done by the John Rocchio Corp., which will answer questions at (401) 949-5565 during regular business hours. In emergencies, residents may call Project Superintendent David Carroll at (401) 338-9028.

The NBC handout also says that there may be temporary interruptions of water service and that advance notice will be given by the contractor of the shutoffs.

Above-ground water lines on Overhill.