VOLUNTARY WATER RESTRICTION REMOVAL
The Southington Water Department has removed its voluntary water restriction request; however, I want to remind our residents saving water saves money and conserves our precious resource, so please be mindful of your consumption activity and continue the effort to conserve whenever possible. For more information on how to conserve please refer to the following conservation tips.
- Automatic dishwashers use 15 gallons for every cycle, regardless of how may dishes are loaded. So get a run for your money and load to capacity
- Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth
- Check every faucet in your home for leaks. Just a slow drip can waste 15 to 20 gallons a day. Fix it and you can save almost 6,000 gallons a year
- Check your toilets for leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank. Watch for a few minutes to see if the color shows up in the bowl. It is not uncommon to lose up to 100 gallons a day from an invisible toilet leak. Fix and you can save more that 30,000 gallons a year
- Use your water meter to detect hidden leaks. Simply turn off all taps and water using appliances. Then check the meter after 15 minutes. If it moved, you have a leak
Thank You for your continued cooperation,
Frederick W. Rogers, Superintendent
WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT ON MULBERRY STREET -EXPECT DELAYS
The Southington Water Department will be installing a new water main on Mulberry Street beginning Tuesday, April 7, 2015, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Drivers should expect minimal traffic delays until Fall. Businesses will remain open throughout the week. The street will also be open on the weekend.
Water service may need to be shut down for short periods of time. Notification of shutdowns will be made in advance whenever possible. Service lines from the new main to individual curb boxes will also be replaced. This will require temporary interruption of individual service while the connection is made.
If customers at addresses 52 through 409 Mulberry Street are interested in replacing their water service from the curb stop into their homes please call the Southington Water Department for further details. The Water Department is only responsible for the service from the main to the curb stop.
If you have any questions, please call the Southington Water Department at 860-628-5593 during normal business hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
ADOPT A HYDRANT
The Southington Water Department is making every effort to clear snow away from the fire hydrants across town. Please help us in this effort by adopting the hydrant close to your home. After each storm, please make sure that the hydrant is clear of snow and can be easily accessed by the Fire Department. In the event of an emergency, time saved hooking up to the hydrant can potentially save lives and property!
NEW FIRE HYDRANT COLORS
The Southington Water Department has begun flow testing and painting all 1,389 public hydrants throughout the town of Southington. This process will take place over the next few years.
The colors on the newly painted hydrants were discussed with the Fire Department and were selected in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association’s recommendations for marking hydrants. Each color corresponds with the hydrant classification determined by flow rate in gallons per minute (gpm). The barrels of all public hydrants will be painted yellow. The caps and nozzles will be painted in accordance with the NFPA directive of light blue, green, orange, and red. The color codes provide valuable information to the Fire Department in its efforts to fight a fire.
Private fire hydrants are not the responsibility of the Southington Water Department. The Southington Fire Department has requested all private hydrant barrels be painted red with the caps painted in accordance with the NFPA color coding system. For any questions pertaining to maintenance and flow testing of private fire hydrants, please contact the Southington Water Department at 860-628-5593.
Frederick W. Rogers
William M. Casarella
605 West Queen St, Southington
P.O. Box 111
Southington, CT 06489
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone: (860) 628-5593
Fax: (860) 621-0491