SOURCES OF WATER The district is currently exploring a site
in the West Street area of Auburn, Massachusetts for two possible
well sites. Results so far have been promising.
SURVEY The district is in the process of undertaking a leak
detection survey to identify the unaccounted for water in the district
system. This is being performed by district personnel and an outside
vendor, Carl Soper of Wakefield, MA.
CONNECTION SURVEY The district is presently surveying all buildings
within the district in compliance with DEP regulations to identify
and eliminate all possible cross connections between potable and
non potable sources.
UPGRADE The district is currently planning on replacing water
mains in several areas of the town. An internal inspection of the
one million Bryn Mawr storage tank.
PROGRAM We have fall and spring flushing programs. This is when
we attempt to flush our district's mains. This improves the water
quality though out the water mains.
CONTROL The district has been practicing corrosion control for
five years, utilizing two different types of chemicals. One is potassium
hydroxide which raises the pH of the water making it less aggressive.
The second chemical is a blended polyphosphate which attempts to
place a small lining on the inside of the distribution piping. This
keeps any lead and copper in your home from leaching out.
STUDY A salt study is currently under way to determine the negative
impact of road salts on our well sites. The district has a grant
from DEP in the amount of $45,000 to locate and identify all run
off from roadways that may adversely effect our well sites.