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Posted on: June 15, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Water Treatment Plant Switchover


On Saturday evening, June 18, 2011, water treatment plant operations will be transferred from Babson to West Gloucester as a part of routine operations. This was originally scheduled for May 21; however, with ample water at Babson we stayed longer. This will result in a change in the direction of flow in some water mains and may cause temporary discoloration of the water as iron particles in the pipe are stirred up.

If you should experience “rusty” water, running a cold water tap for a few minutes will clear your line. We also recommend that you avoid the use of chlorine bleach during this time period to prevent staining of laundry.

If you experience persistent water quality problems, please contact the DPW at 978-281-9785 or the Office of Water Compliance at 978-281-9792, so that selective flushing can be targeted to problem areas. Thank you for your cooperation.

Larry Durkin, P.E.
Environmental Engineer

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