Harbour-Point-Farms – Volunteer Fire Department Hydrant Testing 2/10/2022

We would like to advise customers that the Fire Department will be conducting routine testing of hydrants beginning today, February 10th, 2022 through the end of the month from 9:00 am thru 5:00 pm each day throughout the weeks.

Testing is done periodically as a preventative maintenance measure. During this process, the Fire Department will fully open each fire hydrant to confirm that each hydrant functions properly, measure the flow rate and pressure, and document the results. If a hydrant does not function as it is designed, the hydrant will be repaired promptly.

While the testing of the hydrants is being performed, we do not anticipate any problems or inconveniences. However, customers may experience brief periods of lower than normal water pressure, cloudy water, and/or temporary discoloration of the water as a result of the testing.

As a precaution, we recommend customers postpone laundry washing until the testing has been completed and the water returns to normal.

Service should return to normal after testing is complete, but if you continue to experience any problems, please contact our customer service department.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience. If this message was incomplete or if you should have any questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-525-7990.

The Point Hydrant Repair and Boil Water Advisory RESCINDED 2/9/2022

Customers impacted only at the following streets: 
All of Quincy Ct.,
Address on Cape Cod Way, 151, 155, 156,161, 166, 169, 177, 178, 190, 200, 201, 206, 208

Please be advised that the previously issued Boil Advisory has been rescinded. It is no longer necessary for customers to boil water for human consumption (including, drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation)

Again, the boil advisory has been rescinded. The water sample results from the laboratory confirmed that your water continues to be safe and you no longer have to boil your water.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience. If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-525-7990.

The Point Emergency Repair and Boil Water Advisory RESCINDED 2/1/2022

Customers impacted only on White Horse Drive
The water sample results from the laboratory confirmed that your water continues to be safe and you no longer have to boil your water. Please be advised that the previously issued Boil Advisory has been rescinded.  It is no longer necessary for customers to boil water for human consumption (including, drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation).

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience.  If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-525-7990.

Brrrr! It is Cold Outside and so are your Pipes

Brrr. Winter is upon us and the temperatures continue to drop! Now is the time for you to protect your pipes against old man winter and freezing. 

Winter weather brings icy winds and dipping temperatures which can do a lot of damage to your home by freezing pipes and leaving you without flowing water.

There are many precautions you can take now to help you avoid the expense and inconvenience of frozen pipes during an extended cold spell.

Before Freezing Weather

1. Disconnect and drain hoses from outside faucets. If your home has a separate shut-off valve for outside faucets (usually located in the basement or crawl space) then use it to shut the water off to your outside faucets. Then go outside and turn on the faucets to drain water from the line. If your home does not have a separate shut-off valve for outside faucets, then wrap each outside faucet with insulation or newspaper.

2. Insulate pipes or faucets in unheated areas such as the garage, crawl space, or attic. Check with your local home improvement store for which materials to use to insulate your pipes.

3. Show household members how to turn off water to the house in case of emergencies. The main shut-off valve is often located near the water heater or the washing machine. If a pipe bursts anywhere in the house – kitchen, bath, basement, or crawl space – this valve turns it off.

4. Turn off and drain irrigation systems and backflow devices. Wrap backflow devices with insulating material.

5. Cover foundation vents with foam blocks, thickly folded newspaper, or cardboard.

Just a little prevention may help save you from the heartache and pain of frozen pipes and the need to pay a plumber.

Fats, Oil, and Grease -Thanksgiving Disposal Tips

It is that time of year when we gather our family and friends for the Holiday Season. Thanksgiving is a time to cook and enjoy the large meal. However, the fats, oils and grease need to be disposed of properly. This means none of these go down the drain.

Why is this important?

Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) occur when untreated wastewater flows from the

collection system and into the environment due to abnormal causes. A wide variety of factors can cause a SSO but the leading cause for decades has been Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG). These substances, when poured down the drain, solidify in the sewer pipes and cause

blockages that do not allow normal wastewater to flow. If the blockage becomes large enough, normal wastewater

flow will begin to back up and release elsewhere, such as a manhole or cleanout. The untreated wastewater then flows freely into storm drains,

creeks and lakes that can have a sever impact.

Here are some examples of FOG that you should never put down the drain.

FATS

  • Cheeses
  • Ice Cream
  • Butter
  • Meat Trimmings

OILS

  • Salad Dressings
  • Cooking Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Corn Oil

GREASE

  • Gravy
  • Bacon/Sausage
  • Mayonnaise

How to dispose of FOG properly

  • Scrape all pans into garbage. Then Dry Wipe pan with paper towel and dispose of in garbage.
  • Pour liquid oil or grease into solid container (ex: glass jar, metal coffee can etc.) and allow to cool and solidify. Then toss in garbage.
  • Contact your local government to see if they have a cooking oil recycling program.Advertisements