NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS - EXPECT DELAYS - PAVING
Part of our Capital Improvement Project for new water main installations on Rt. 322, Clark Street and South Main Street includes paving restoration. We feel it's important for you to know that milling and paving of the roads will begin this week.
Work on Clark Street and South Main Street will continue on Tuesday May 31 starting at 6:00 a.m. and working to approximately 5:00 p.m.
The Southington Water Department greatly appreciates your cooperation and understanding in this matter. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause in your area.
If you have any questions or problems please call our office at (860) 628-5593
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
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