Friday April 24:
NO FLUSHING TODAY
Northeast/Merrimack Valley Chemical Consortium 2015 Invitation to Cooperative Bid
As of April 15th, the NEMVCC Bid is available, on-line at the following link:
Spring Flushing Starts Monday, April 6, 2015
As part of our ongoing maintenance program, Westford Water Department will begin a comprehensive flushing of the water mains on Monday, April 6, in the Forge, Graniteville, Town Center, and southern sections of Town. Flushing will begin in the Forge area of Town.
We are anticipating completion by June 15. Flushing will be completed between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM. This schedule is subject to change as weather conditions and length of flushing times may vary.
Periodic flushing is performed to maintain water quality throughout the distribution system. This program involves opening fire hydrants and flushing valves to create increased water flows which dislodge and clean out naturally occurring sedimentation in the pipelines.
Minor flooding of streets, periods of low pressure and/or periods you may be without water could occur. Discolored water may result from the flushing so we recommend that you fill bottles with water for use during this time. If you experience colored water after the scheduled completion time, please run the cold water for 5 to 10 minutes (or until the water clears) to clear your service line. If your water does not clear or if you have concerns regarding this flushing please call the Water Department at 978-692-5529.
Please avoid washing clothes during the dates and times above. Westford Water Department reassures customers the water is safe to drink and any discoloration should clear up after the water is run a few minutes.
2015 Water Saving Appliance Rebate Program has Started!
The Westford Water Department is pleased to announce the start of our water-efficient toilet and clothes washer rebate program. This program is open to residential westford water department customers, and runs from March 20, 2015 through June 25, 2015. Terms and conditions apply so click on the Rebate Program tab at the left for program details.
LIMITED TIME OFFER AND WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
2015 Westford Rain Barrel Program
The Westford Water Department is pleased to once again partnering with The Great American Rain Barrel Company to provide a town rain barrel program. Rain barrels can be purchased on line. Visit the Great American Rain Barrel Company website at https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/c-123-westford.aspx. The deadline for purchasing rain barrels is May 28th at 5:00 pm, and pick-up will be on Wednesday June 4th from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Water Department (60 Forge Village Road).
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.
WINTER IS ALMOST GONE BUT..!
We still need your help in keeping the fire hydrants free from snow (rule of thumb is at least 3 feet surrounding the hydrant should be cleared). With over 1,000 hydrants in town it takes us considerable time to get to them all after each major snow storm, and the more help we get from folks the quicker we can get them cleared and easily accessible in the event of an emergency. The last thing anyone wants is to have to search for a buried hydrant during an emergency.
Also—please remember that: In accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 148 Section 27B it is unlawful to pile, push, or plow snow or ice on or against any fire hydrant in any public or private way. Please make sure not to shovel, plow, or blow snow onto the hydrants when clearing your property!
We really appreciate your help!
Sodium in Drinking Water
Residential Water Meter Replacement
Water meters need to be replaced every 15 years according to accepted performance standards. When you receive a letter from the Water Department indicating the need to replace your meter, please contact the Water Department as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Replacement of the meter takes about 30 minutes and is performed at no charge to you. With over 500 meters to change per year your cooperation is crucial for us to get this done!