THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2015
Notice to water customers in the Forge Village Neighborhood:
A vehicle struck a fire hydrant near 18 Pleasant Steet last night (November 25) creating a disturbance in the water distribution system in the area. Consequently, Westford Water Department customers of the Forge Village area may experience discoloration or air in their water. This should clear up quickly by flushing the highest cold water tap in your house for a few minutes.
If the water does not clear within a few minutes please call the Westford Police Department at 978-692-2161 to reach our on-call water system operator.
Want to know how your water bill is calculated - or check your water usage? Click on the link below to access our Water Bill Calculator. Simply enter the requested information to calculate your bill and determine your water usage.
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11/24/2015 UPDATE - Pleasant Street/Graniteville Water Main Improvement Projects
TRENCH PAVING COMPLETED ON GRANITEVILLE ROAD - IN PROCESS ON PLEASANT STREET:
The binder course should be completed by the end of day today (Tuesday 11/24) and the top course of paving will be completed on all areas of exposed trench by close of business Wednesday 11/25. Paving will resume on Monday 11/30 and is expected to be completed next week.
Once work is completed on Wednesday equipment will be removed from the area and no paving will occur over the holiday weekend. We apologize for the continued delay and appreciate your patience with us during the paving activities.
Once paving activities commence - expect delays/detours - seek alternate route! Final paving of the affected sections of Pleasant Street and Graniteville Road will be completed in the spring of 2016.
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.
Sodium in Drinking Water - 2015 Results Now Available
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.
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.