Water Tank Repainting Update
The Halifax Water Department has started to fill the tank and residents might experience discolored water for the next several days (starting on Wednesday, December 16) as the tank is filled and the Water Department waits for test results. Once the tank is full, the Water Department will need to shut it down and go back on Brockton water until the test results come back, which could be four to five days. If you have any questions or concerns please call the Water Department at 781-293-1733.
Outside Water Ban
At the May town meeting it was voted to rehab the water tank, which includes painting the inside and outside.
Everyone was notified with the first half water bill which was mailed May 25, 2015, that there will be a TOTAL OUTSIDE WATER USE BAN effective September 1, 2015. We anticipate that this ban will be in effect until November 1, but could extend until December 1, 2015.
We need everyone to abide by this outside water ban. The tank holds 500,000 gallons of water, which gets us through the weekends when water usage can more than double our usage during the week. Our daily pumping average is 460,000 gallons. On the weekends it can increase to 750,000 to 900,000 gallons per day. The tank will be emptied the first week of September and will not be used again until the project is complete.
We will getting water from Brockton from our Holmes Street interconnection. This may cause residents to experience a water quality change from time to time.
We need to be sure we have enough water for drinking and fire protection, everyone needs to abide by the TOTAL OUTSIDE WATER USE BAN.
If you have a well you may use your well for irrigation, please be sure to have your well permit number clearly posted in your yard to avoid water department personnel giving you a violation notice.
If you have any questions, please call the water department at 781-293-1733.
We appreciate everyoneís help and will try to complete the project as soon as possible with as little disruption as possible.
Keith Swanson, Water Superintendent
Halifax Water Department
Brown Water Complaints?
The Water Department reports that certain areas of town have been experiencing discolored water on and off for a period of time. The Water Department asks that residents call the office (781-293-1733) when it happens, even after hours. Please leave your name, address, phone number, and day and time when it happens. The Water Department will call residents back to get additional information and stop by and see what it can do.
Beginning on May 1, 2015 water restrictions will go into place. Check the announcement from the Water Department for more details.