VOLUNTARY WATER RESTRICTION
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 during the unusual warm weather conditions and 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 860-628-5593.
SHUT DOWN NOTIFICATION
JUNE 8, 2016 8:30 A.M TO 5:00 P.M.
FROST STREET FROM MARION AVENUE TO MOUNT VERNON ROAD (EVEN NUMBERS ONLY)
ALL OF COBBLESTONE DRIVE
ALL OF LOVELY DRIVE
The Southington Water Department needs to repair a gate valve on Frost Street. In order to perform this work, the water main on your road will be shut off at 8:30 AM, beginning on June 8, 2016. The water is expected to be restored by 5:00 PM.
We strongly recommend that you fill your bath tub or a bucket with water before this shut down period. This will give you a source of water to use if you need to flush a toilet.
We also recommend once water service is restored that you check the water to verify any temporary discoloration has cleared before doing any laundry.
The Southington Water Department greatly appreciates your cooperation and understanding in this matter. We also apologize for any inconvenience this shut down in your area may cause.
If you have any questions or problems you can call our office at (860) 628-5593.
The Staff of the Southington Water Department
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
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.