Monday, February 4, 2008

Bridgewater Water Department News

The Bridgewater Water Department would like to inform its water users that the Water Department is currently rehabilitating it’s 4-million gallon Water Tower, off Broad Street. The tower is 32 years old and is now in need of sandblasting and painting, both inside and out. There is much labor involved in this process and the projected completion time of this project is the last week of May 2008. The water Tower had to be drained and taken off line. As a result, the work had to be scheduled through the winter months and early Spring, so the tower could be filled and put back into operation for the water peak demands of the summer months.

In taking this 4-million gallon tower off line, the Town’s wells are now pumping our water supply to the 1-million gallon water tower up on Burrill Avenue. With the water supply now flowing in a different direction, up to the Burrill Avenue Water Tower, instead of the Broad Street Water Tower, there has been periodic discoloration associated with the flow reversal. This is common in other cities and towns when Water Towers are taken off line for scheduled maintenance.

The Bridgewater Water Department would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause during the maintenance of the Water Tower. However, this work has to be performed to keep the structure of this Water Tower operational. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter please feel free to call the Bridgewater Water Department Office at (508) 697-0910.

Joseph M. Silva, Water Superintendent Bridgewater Water Department

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