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Postings as of Summer 2017

 

Important news, information, or messages of interest to consumers and rate payers, changed whenever we have new information to post, please check back here periodically.


BOARD MEETING JULY 18, 2017

 

Due to the schedule conflicts, the Regular Meeting of the Board of Water Commissioners scheduled for 6:30 PM Monday July 10, 2017 has been rescheduled to Tuesday July 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Board Meeting Room, 83 Phillips Road.

Posted: 7/6/2017


2016 DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT AVAILABLE

 

The Lynnfield Center Water District Calendar Year 2016 Drinking Water Quality Report was mailed to all ratepayers in their June 21 water bill. Additional copies are available in the District office during regular business hours. A downloadable PDF digital copy is available on the Quality page of this website.

Posted: 6/22/2017


YEAR ROUND WATER USE RESTRICTION

 

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has mandated that the Public Water Suppliers of the fourteen cities and towns within the Ipswich River Basin institute Water Restrictions to reduce outdoor use of water.

The Lynnfield Center Water District has a water use restriction in force throughout the entire year, every year. The use of sprinklers, watering devices, or in-ground irrigation systems is restricted to even numbered calendar days between the hours of 5 PM and 9 PM. Use of a hand held hose with an attached nozzle is permitted at any time. When drought condition or water emergencies exist, additional restrictions may be announced and imposed to further restrict the outside use of water. Such restrictions could include hand-held watering only or a total ban on outside water use. As the district must impose this regulation, violators will be fined.

Consumers can help to reduce the Ipswich River draw down by conserving outside water use as much as possible. This would also result in a lower water bill at the end of the year.

Thank you for your cooperation in our efforts to conserve water.

Posted: 1/2/2017


HYDRANT FLUSHING AND POSSIBLE DISCOLORED WATER

 

The Water District will conduct water main flushing of the distribution system during the hours of 10AM to 2PM on Mondays through Thursdays through May. This is part of the ongoing regular maintenance of the water distribution system and is in conjunction with the Lynnfield Fire Department’s fire flow testing and Lynnfield DPW’s ’ street sweeping programs.

Because the entire water distribution system is interconnected, opening a hydrant in one part of the system may cause a change in water flow in any other part of the system and therefore potentially result in isolated temporary discolored water during the flushing period.

Residents may experience discolored water, which should clear after running their cold water at the highest faucet within their house for a short period of time. Residents are also advised to avoid doing laundry during the flushing period and to check their water first by running cold water for a few minutes after each day’s flushing period before starting their washing machine. If a customer experiences lower pressure at their faucet after the flushing, they should check the faucet screen for particles which may have collected and clean it out if necessary.

Customers may contact the Lynnfield Center Water District Office at 1.781.334.3901 for more information.

Posted: 4/13/2017


APRIL 3 ANNUAL MEETING HANDOUT

 

7:00 PM on Monday April 3, 2017

The Lynnfield Center Water District Board of Water Commissioners posted the Meeting Handout Package. The April 3, 2017 Annual District Meeting will be held at the Lynnfield Middle School Cafeteria at 7:00 PM.

Posted: 3/29/2017


WATER SERVICE FAILURE, DO I NEED INSURANCE OR A MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT?

 

Periodically property-owners may receive solicitations from companies offering them insurance or some form of a maintenance agreement to protect them from the costs incurred to repair or replace their water service. Although the Water District maintains the water main, gate valve, and meter serving the property, the portion of water pipe running underground from the property line into the building is the responsibility of the owner. Typically water service lines should last thirty to fifty years. Some of the original cast iron services installed in the 1940’s are more susceptible to rusting out and most services installed since then used copper tubing which does not rust out. One factor that may accelerate the deterioration of copper tubing is a poor or improper grounding of the building’s electrical system. This could result in electrical current flowing through the copper pipe causing electrolysis which may corrode the pipe.

As with any decision to purchase insurance or maintenance agreements, the property owner needs to evaluate the financial risk over time versus the ongoing cost of the agreement. The Water District does not advise or oppose the purchase of any agreement nor does it recommend or endorse any specific agreement or company.

Posted: 12/30/2013


 
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