WINTER IS COMING...!
We 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!