The Southington Water Works Department will begin hydrant flushing of water mains on Monday, April 25, 2016. This work will continue until further notice.
Most cleaning will be done between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm or from 7:00 pm to 3:00 am. More information on cleaning of the water mains in your area will be carried on Channel #14 on Cox Cable or you can call 860-628-5593 for daily updates.
The purpose of this program is to clean water mains of any accumulated rust or sediment that may build up over time. This is done to maintain water quality throughout the distribution system.
Please excuse any temporary discoloration or reduced pressure, which are unavoidable consequences of this work. The changes, however, will not pose any threat to public health. Every effort will be made to keep inconveniences to water users at a minimum.
Please check your wash water before doing laundry.
HOLIDAYS AND DATES OBSERVED BY THE SOUTHINGTON WATER DEPT
- New Year’s Day Friday, January 1, 2016
- Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 18
- President’s Day Monday, February 15
- Good Friday Friday, March 25
- Memorial Day Monday, May 30
- Independence Day Monday, July 4
- Labor Day Monday, September 5
- Columbus Day Monday, October 10
- Veteran’s Day Friday, November 11
- Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24
- Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 25
- Christmas Day Monday, December 26
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.
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