Raw water transmission mains will be installed along North Street (Boardman Lane to Ipswich Road), Ipswich Road (North Street to Averill Street), Averill Street, Perkins Row (Stone Bridge to Meetinghouse Lane), Meetinghouse Lane and Howlett Street (Meetinghouse Lane to Route 1) as part of the water treatment plant project.

October 25th Update: The crew has completed the installation of pipe in most of the roads.  The only remaining installation work involves directional drilling and is at least a week away at this point.  Driling will be done on Route 1 near Averill Street, on Perkins Row near the Perkins Row Station and on Howlett Street between Meetinghouse Lane and Route 1.

October 23rd Update: The crew will insall a finished water connection on Howlett Street today.  Howlett Street (Route 1 to Meetinghouse) will be closed to through traffic this morning.

 

October 16th Update:  The crew will finish installing main on Perkins Row(Averill-Meetinghouse) today and start working on Meetinghouse which will likely be completed on Tuesday.  Work on Howlett Street from Meetinghouse to Route 1 will begin on Wednesday.

October 13th Update: The crew will be paving trenches on Perkins Row (Brookside-Averill) and on Averill Street today. Main installation on Perkins Row (Averill to Meetinghouse) begins on Monday.

October 11th Update:  The crew will complete the Averill-Brookside section of Perkins Row today.  They'll start working on the Brookside to Stone Bridge section this afternoon and will finish it tomorrow.  This section of road will be closed during the work.

October 10th Update: The crew will be working on Perkins Row from Averill Street to Brookside Road.  This section will take several days to complete and will he closed to through traffic during work hours. The paving crew will be working at the North Street pump station. 

October 6th Update: The water main crew will finish installing pipe on Averill Street today.  A paving crew is also working on the Route 1 side of Averill Street.  On Tuesday, October 10th, the water main crew will begin working on Perkins Row, starting at Averill Street and working towards Brookside Road.

October 3rd Update: Water main work on Ipswich Road is complete and the crew will be working on the Route 1 end of Averil Street today starting at #19.

October 2nd Update: The crew will be working on Ipswich Road today between Route 1 and North Street.  They have one or two days of work to finish this section and will then move back to Averill Street.

September 27th Update: The crew is working on Ipswich Road, between Route 1 and North Street.  This section of road will be closed to through traffic during working hours.  The Highway Department will be paving North Street tomorrow so Ipswich Road will remain open.  The crew will work on Averill Street near Route 1 on Thursday and will complete Ipswich Road next week.  Trench paving is scheduled for Friday.

September 26th Update: The crew is installing main on Ipswich Road, between North Street and Route 1.  It will take a couple of days to complete this section.  Ipswich Road will be closed to through traffic during working hours.

September 25th Update: Work continues on North Street between Boardman Lane and Ipswich Road.  The road will be closed to through traffic. We expect work to begin on Ipswich Road tomorrow.

September 21st Update: Installation of main on the North Street pump station driveway begins.  Work on North Street between Boardman Lane and Ipswich Road will start tomorrow.

September 18th Update: Work has been depayed due to weather.  Pipe delivery is expected on 9/19. Work on the North Street driveway to begin on 9/20 at the earliest.

September 7th Update: Erosion controls are being installed along the project route.  Water main work is expected to begin on September 18th at the North Street pumping station followed by North Street (Boardman Lane to Ipswich Road), Ipswich Road (North Street to Averill Street) and Averill Street.


Manganese Advisory

The Water Department issued a manganese advisory on November 1, 2013.  Monthly test results are available our water quality site.

The Perkins Row well exceeded MassDEP's limit of 0.3 milligrams per Liter during the summer of 2016.  Both water sources are now below State manganese limit.  The advisory will remain in place until the treatment plant is built and in operation.

Water Treatment Plant Information

A Special Town Meeting held on June 20, 2017 approved $10.4 million for the construction of a water treatment facility.  We expect construction to begin during the summer of 2017 and for the plant to open in the fall of 2018.

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