Thursday, April 25, 2013
Foxborough DPW Director Roger Hill said the water department is already “obtaining good data” through its hydrant flushing program for the development of the hydraulic water system.
Foxborough’s hydrant flushing program began Monday and it’s already showing signs of success, according to DPW Director Roger Hill. “We were very successful in obtaining good data for the development of the hydraulic water system model and in cleaning the pipes,” Hill said. “The water system recovered more quickly than we expected and we had only five or six brown water calls Tuesday.” Hill said the system’s quick recovery is the result of new chemicals that were added to the active wells and the clean water being added to the system from the Witch Pond filtration plant. Monday’s flushing schedule included the area of Chestnut Street to Morse Street and from the old camp on Oak Street to Morse Street. On Tuesday, flushing occurred on Oak …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Foxborough Water Department will be conducting a nighttime hydrant flushing program beginning on Monday, April 22 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., weather permitting.
The Foxborough Water Department will begin an aggressive schedule to flush hydrants on Monday, April 22 to remove iron and manganese buildup - which produces brown water in the system – from the water mains. Water Department Superintendent Robert Worthley said removal of this buildup “is essential for the long-term solution” to the brown water issues many residents have been experiencing in town. In an effort to better communicate the potential for brown water with residents, Worthley reached out to local media and has set up notices on the town website (click here). “Communication is key and we are trying much harder to get the message out to residents to keep them informed of what’s going on,” Worthley said. According to the water …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Monday’s hike in water and sewer rates is only the beginning of what could be an expensive process to address poor water quality in Foxborough.
Residents fed up with paying for poor water quality will find no silver lining in the Foxborough Water & Sewer Commissioners’ decision to hike water & sewer rates Monday. That’s because the rate increases, which take effect immediately, will not bring any immediate relief to residents experiencing brown water in town. Instead, the newly approved hikes are said to be long overdue and necessary because the town’s enterprise account currently isn’t bringing in enough revenue to cover costs. “The enterprise account is not generating enough money to support the expenses we have,” Foxborough Board of Water & Sewer Commissioners vice-chair Michael Stanton said at Monday’s rate hearing. … “We have kicked the can down the road forgoing increases …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Robert B. Worthley has been named as the new Foxborough Water Superintendent. He was previously the water superintendent in Westford.