Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tell us how often do you get brown water.
Next month the Water and Sewer Department is scheduled to begin flushing water hydrants. This is done so that the inside surfaces of water mains are scoured, cleaning out iron and manganese particles. These particles cause brown water. Tell us: How often do you get brown water, if ever? Are you comfortable drinking, cleaning and cooking using water from your faucet? Show us what your water looks like by uploading photos.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Brown water in Foxborough and Easton resident named division chief in Attorney General's Office.
Norton Finalizes Superintendent Choice Contract The Norton School Committee and Joseph Baeta signed Baeta’s contract to be the new permanent schools superintendent Monday. The school committee chose Baeta unanimously over several other candidates earlier in January. During the search, Baeta said he wanted to start improving Norton’s academic standing as a district, and he said he wanted to start at the beginning by trying to implement a full-day kindergarten program and implement more technology in the schools. For the complete story click here. -------------------------------------------- Foxborough Hikes Water & Sewer Rates Despite Brown Water Problems Residents fed up with paying for poor water quality will find no silver lining in the …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Release from Water Department.
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Friday, March 30, 2012
The Water Department will begin their semi annual water main and hydrant flushing program April 1. Every spring and fall, the nearly 1,000 hydrants are flushed for approximately 10 to 12 weeks. Evening flushing hours are Sunday through Thursday between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. Daily flushing may occur Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. if it is deemed necessary in certain areas. Flushing will start at the Easton town line and proceed westerly towards the Attleboro town line. Flushing involves the use of high velocity water to scour the inside surfaces of the water mains. This process allows the Water Department to flush out iron and manganese particles. However, it also creates discolored water. Discoloration varies from pale …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Presentation of plans made to Board of Selectmen Wednesday night.
The Water and Sewer Commission is looking at filtration options for the Town of Norton to put a stop to brown water, including one with an initial price tag of $7 million. Residents have been voicing their concerns over “dirty brown water” making its way through their pipes, especially over the past few months. “It happens way too often, at least once a month at my house,” wrote Leo Venuti on a Facebook page called “Sick of Dirty Water in Norton Massachusetts.” “Not only disgustingly dirty, but they are killing us with outrageous water bills for this stuff...my water bill has doubled and yet I can't use the water...we have to buy bottled water for consumption,” wrote Cherrie Carine. “It is also destroying our water-using appliances and …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Issued by Norton Water/Sewer Commission.
Selectmen met with the Water/Sewer Commission tonight to discuss the water quality in Norton. While they were assured that the discoloration of the water poses no health threats, Superintendent of Water Department Duane Knapp gave tips on how to avoid getting the brownish color. -Flush your water heater two times a year. Be sure to follow the instructions. If you have misplaced the instructions, visit the manufactering website to obtain a copy. -Lower the temperature on your tank. -Don't use liquid bleach. Instead use the powdered form. The chemicals in the liquid bleach reacts with the elements, causing stains. For more on the meeting and other news from the Selectmen's Meeting, tune in tomorrow on Norton Patch.