Change to Fluoride Level In Westford Drinking Water
The new optimal fluoride level has changed from 1.0 parts per million (ppm) to 0.7 ppm based on recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Westford Water Department implemented the new optimal fluoride level in July of 2015. For more information visit the Fluoridation page under the "Education and Outreach" and "Fluoridation" tabs located to the left.
8/31/2015 UPDATE - Pleasant Street/Graniteville Water Main Improvement Projects
The levelling course of pavement will occur either this week (8/31 - 9/4/15) or the following week. The permanent trench paving will be performed in October of 2015. Final paving of the affected sections of Pleasant Street and Graniteville will be completed in the spring of 2015.
Sodium in Drinking Water - 2015 Results Now Available
NEW! Pleasant Street and Graniteville Road
Distribution System Improvement Project
The Water Department will be replacing water mains on sections of Graniteville Road and Pleasant Street this summer. The water mains in these locations have been identified in the Water Department’s Master Plan to be replaced in order to improve water system reliability and fire protection. The project will include replacing the water main on Graniteville Road from Main Street to Patriot Lane, and on Pleasant Street (Route 225) from Pine Street to Patten Road.
Construction activities are expected to begin the week of June 15th. Construction work hours are usually 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Traffic will be detoured on Pleasant Street during work hours. One way traffic will be maintained on Graniteville Road. Residents along the project route will be allowed access to their homes. No construction activities are scheduled for weekends or major holidays.
The initial phase of the project will include installing temporary bypass water main which will provide temporary water service to all houses along the project route on Graniteville Road, and some houses along Pleasant Street. This will be the water service to each house for approximately 3 to 4 weeks while the new water main is installed, tested, disinfected, and placed into service. Once the bypass pipe has been installed and impacted houses have been connected to it, construction of the new water main will begin. Construction activities will include installation of new water mains, hydrants, valves, and replacing house services. Once installation of the new water main is complete, the water service to each house will be permanently connected to the new water main. The new service will include a new
curbstop that is installed approximately five feet into the yard or driveway depending on where the existing service is located. All excavated trenches will be repaved this year, and all lawn and sidewalk areas disturbed will be repaired. A final curb-to-curb overlay will most likely be completed in the spring 2016.
Construction Plans (Click on image below)
The Westford Water Department is the host community for the FY2016 Northeast/Merrimack Valley Chemical Consortium (NEMVCC). The NEMVCC is a collaborative of fifty-eight water and wastewater systems in northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire that solicits bids annually for water and wastewater laboratory supplies, treatment chemicals, and services. Visit the NEMVCC website at www.nemvcc.com for more information.
- Watering prohibited between 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Follow odd/even house address/date watering schedule
- Filling of pools prohibited
- Use of watering can or hand-held hose with automatic shut-off not subject to restrictions
Service Line Insurance
Periodically our customers get calls from companies offering water service line insurance. We would like our customers to know that the Westford Water Department does not endorse any service line insurance product or company, and we recommend exercising due diligence before making a decision to purchase insurance. Before considering purchasing service line insurance you may want to check with your home insurance company—as some policies do offer some coverage for service line repairs or replacement.
Cant' find your fire hydrant?
If you don't know where your local hydrant is you can use this new map that shows the location of the town's hydrants.