Replacement of water mains on Prospect Street and River Road will be begin no earlier than May 9th.  The contractor is planning to start near South Main Street and work towards River Road.  All of the water infrastructure on Town property will be replaced in the project area including mains, services and hydrants. 

Roads will be closed to through traffic during the day due to the size of the construction equipment and the width of the roadways. Schedule updates will be posted as needed.

May 21st: The crew is now working on River Road heading towards Washington Street.  They'll be installing water main on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and will pave the trench on Thursday and Friday.


May 18th: Installation of water main on Prospect Street is nearly complete and directional drilling on River Road is complete.  The crew will continue to install main on River Road from Prospect Street towards Washington Street on Monday.  The water main on Prospect Street will be tested and flushed next week.

May 12th: The directional driller will start installing approximately 200' feet of HDPE pipe underneath the culvert just east of Fox Run Road.

May 10th: The contractor start work on Prospect Street near South Main Street.  They expect to do the initial tie-in to existing mains and start installing new pipe on Prospect Street heading towards River Road.  

Manganese Advisory

The Water Department issued a manganese advisory on November 1, 2013.  Monthly test results are available our water quality site.

The Perkins Row well exceeded MassDEP's limit of 0.3 milligrams per Liter during the summer of 2016.  Both water sources are now below State manganese limit.  The advisory will remain in place until the treatment plant is built and in operation.

Water Treatment Plant Information

A Special Town Meeting held on June 20, 2017 approved $10.4 million for the construction of a water treatment facility.  We expect construction to begin during the summer of 2017 and for the plant to open in the spring of 2019.

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant flushing is starting April 23rd.  The schedule is avaialble online and is updated daily.  Subscribe to our email list if you would like to receive daily updates.

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