The Board Meeting for August 9, 2018 has been rescheduled to August 13, 2018
MAIN REPLACEMENT ON
ROURKE AVENUE AND HILL STREET
The Southington Water Department will be hiring a contractor to begin replacing the 100 year old water mains on Rourke Avenue and Hill Street. Due to numerous leaks and the age of the pipes, it makes it necessary to replace these mains. The project is scheduled to start either the second or third week of August 2018.
Expect traffic delays in the area during construction. Permanent paving of road trenches will take place immediately after construction. After a settlement period of one year, the road will be permanently repaved and restored back to "like new" condition.
If you have any questions, please call the Southington Water Dept at (860) 628-5593 during our normal business hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
NOTICE OF RATE SCHEDULE
The Southington Water Department in order to continue to fund its operating and capital improvement budget has found it necessary to raise water rates. The operating budget has continued to increase due to several reasons, including but not limited to, increases in insurance, treatment, utilities and labor. The capital budget has also continued to grow due to infrastructure improvements and replacement cost. As a result, the Southington Board of Water Commissioners (SBWC) has decided to increase rates in order to continue to serve our customers with a safe, reliable drinking water supply. At its June 2018 meeting, the SBWC voted to adopt the following proposed rate increase.
The following new water rates will become effective in the July 2018 billing. This means that any water consumption used to calculate the July 2018 billing will be based on the following new rates:
Quarterly Consumption Charges
Consumption in Existing New Increase
Hundred Cu. Ft. (CCF) Rate Rate Per CCF
0-1000 $3.04/CCF $3.19/CCF $0.15
Over 1000 $2.84/CCF $2.98/CCF $0.14
Quarterly Service/Infrastructure Charge Rates
Meter Existing New Rate
Size Service Charges Service Charges
5/8” $22.15 $22.82
3/4” $22.15 $22.82
1” $33.74 $34.75
1-1/2” $61.46 $63.30
2” $89.18 $91.85
3” $156.66 $161.36
4” $253.07 $260.66
6” $450.71 $464.23
WATER MAIN CLEANING NOTICE
The Southington Water Works Department has begun hydrant flushing of water mains. This work will continue until further notice.
Most cleaning will be done during the hours starting at 8:00 am to 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 change, however, will not pose any threat to public health. Every effort will be made to keep inconvenience to water users at a minimum. Please check your wash water before doing laundry.
EASTSIDE PRESSURE ZONE
The Southington Water Department has completed its construction of a new concrete storage tank, approximately 1,500 feet of water main and a pump station on the east side of town. We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the Department will begin the process of changing the water system to incorporate this zone. Customers may notice changes in their water pressure over the next thirty days due to these system modifications.
Customers should contact the Department with any questions or concerns at (860) 628-5593 during regular business hours.
HOLIDAYS AND DATES OBSERVED BY THE SOUTHINGTON WATER DEPT
- President’s Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day
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.