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!
PUBLIC NOTIFICATION MONITORING AND REPORTING VIOLATION
The Customers/Residents of the Southington Water Department, Southington
Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) Section 19-13-B102 requires that suppliers of public water must conduct or have specific laboratory tests to monitor the water quality of their water supply to insure that it meets with the current drinking water standards. Failure to conduct timely monitoring and/or report results of such monitoring to the State Department of Public Health Drinking Water Section constitutes a violation of the RCSA. As your public water supplier, we must formally notify customers of all monitoring violations. Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. We did not monitor or test or did not complete all of the monitoring or testing for the requirement(s) listed below and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time (2nd quarter). We did test and complete all monitoring, for the 1st quarter monitoring period: 1/1/2014 – 3/31/2014 and for the 3rd quarter monitoring period: 7/1/2014 – 9/30/2014, and no water quality issues were found.
Nitrate (WSF ID: 00703; Monitoring Period: 4/1/2014 - 6/30/2014)
Nitrate (WSF ID: 00704; Monitoring Period: 4/1/2014 - 6/30/2014)
Nitrate (WSF ID: 00707; Monitoring Period: 4/1/2014 - 6/30/2014)
At this time no additional precautions by customers/residents are necessary. We expect to return to compliance or resolve the situation by October 2014.
If you have any questions, please contact the Southington Water Department at (860) 628-5593 or by mail at PO Box 111, Southington CT. 06489.
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