VOLUNTARY WATER RESTRICTIONS 10-13-16
The Southington Water Department, in its continued commitment to supplying quality water to the residents of Southington, is requesting a voluntary water restriction in order to conserve water supply due to the lack of rain-fall. The Southington Water Department is requesting that customers limit the amount of outside water use and adhere to an Odd / Even watering. Odd / Even watering allows for properties with an even street number to water on even days of the month and the same for properties with odd street numbers to water on odd days of the month. The Odd / Even watering system also applies to washing cars, watering flowers and any other non-essential outside uses. For more information on how to conserve water please contact the Southington Water Department at
Southington Water Department are turning Wells back on.
After considerable review of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's (DEEP) remediation process and sample results from the Quinnipiac River, the Southington Water Department (SWD) is confident there is no imminent threat to its ground water supply. As a result, the two wells that were temporarily turned off will be reactivated. SWD will continue to perform weekly samples of the Quinnipiac River and the well sites for the next three months, at which time the Department will assess if monitoring will continue based on these results. These sample results will be made available upon request.
Frederick W. Rogers
Southington Water Department
TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON RESIDENTS:
CHEMICAL SPILL AT LIGHT METALS COLORING COMPANY
270 SPRING STREET, SOUTHINGTON, CT
At this time the Southington Water Department (SWD) is working closely with the Town’s Emergency Response Team to monitor the remediation process for the chemical spill at Light Metals Coloring Company located at 270 Spring Street. As a precaution two of the SWD’s wells were temporarily shut down until there was a better understanding of the amount, type and the remediation process of the chemical spill. We are confident the Town of Southington’s emergency response team has the situation under control and that there will be no adverse impact to the Town of Southington’s drinking water supply. However, as a safeguard SWD will be conducting a series of water quality samples to ensure the water supply remains safe for consumption.
Throughout last night, and continuing throughout this response, air, water and soil sampling have been conducted around the site of the spill. At this time, we are confident that every action has been taken to protect the public health and the environment.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Frederick W. Rogers Shane Lockwood
Southington Water Dept Plainville-Southington Health
Southington, CT 06489 District
P.O. Box 111 860-276-6275
The Southington Board of Water Commissioners will hold a public
meeting to hear all residents who desire to be heard regarding the proposed
fiscal year 2016/2017 water rate and service charge increase. The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 5:45 p.m. at
the Department offices, 605 West Queen Street, Southington, CT. The proposed rate schedule and charges are
summarized as follows:
Cu. Ft. (CCF) New
Over 1000 $2.84/CCF
Service Charge New
Meter Size Service
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.