Protection District bylaw - 2000
is an overlay district superimposed on the zoning districts of the Town. This
overlay district shall apply to all new construction or expansion of existing
buildings and new or expanded uses. Applicable activities/uses in a portion
of one of the underlying zoning districts must additionally comply with the
requirements of this district. Uses prohibited in the underlying zoning
districts shall not be permitted in the Groundwater Protection District.
of one District - 2002
Morningdale and Boylston Water Districts were combined to form one District
for the town. This allowed the elimination of duplicate expenses and created
the ability to borrow State and Federal funds, if needed.
Tanks - 2003
rehabilitation of the Cutler Rd and Digital water tanks. The interior of the
tanks was sand blasted and recoated with a two-coat epoxy. The exterior of
the tanks were power washed, spot primed, and repainted. The Cutler Road tank
also had a second hatch installed and the overflow pipe was extended. The
cost for this project was $148,000.
System Upgrades - 2006
following project includes 3 major components and is subject to public
bidding and prevailing wage requirements under MGL Chapter 30. The
construction cost estimate is approximately $130,000.00
- Installation of a Chlorine Injection System - Pump
Station #3 - as recommended in 2004 by
D.E.P. This system will allow for implementation of water system
chlorinating in the event of detection of bacteria in the water system,
and is an emergency provision. System components will include chemical
storage tanks, a chemical metering pump and injection point, a chlorine
analyzer, appropriate fail-safes and alarms. The basic design has
already been approved by D.E.P., however, a more detailed set of plans
and specifications are required for public bidding.
- Adams St. Booster Station - Replace the domestic water pumps and motor
controls. Currently, one of the three domestic water pumps doesnt run
and the other two pumps run continuously regardless of water demand.
This results in high electrical costs and generally inefficient
operation. The proposed project includes replacement of the domestic
water pumps and the installation of variable frequency drives and
associated control equipment to maintain constant system pressure with
reductions in electrical costs. The pump controls will be integrated
with the existing fire pump, automatic transfer switch, and an auxiliary
power unit in the facility.
- Well #5
- Removal of the 40 h.p. vertical turbine pump and motor controls. It
will be replaced with a 60 horse power vertical turbine pump controlled
with a variable frequency drive. This will increase the flow rate from
the well to match well #4 and eliminate water hammer on pump start-up.
This portion of the construction phase of the project is to be funded by
Signature Homes as part of the water system improvements required for
the Compass Point development.
From May 1st to
September 30th, non-essential outdoor water use is
only allowed two days per week, and before 9:00 AM and after 5:00 PM.
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