New: CodeRED Emergency Notification System
The West Boylston Water District has
contracted with Emergency Communications Network to
license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution.
The CodeRED system provided District officials the
ability to quickly deliver message to target areas or to
the entire District. For more information, see the
here to read
the entire Press Release.
Coliform Bacteria Found in the
Two water samples that were tested in
July 2010 showed the presence of Coliform bacteria.
While this is not an emergency, you have a right to know
what occurred and how we responded. Please read
the full notice for
The West Boylston Water District has installed a new water
main on Laurel Street, from # 80 to the Holden Town
Line in 2006. In 2007, we installed a booster pump
station to increase the pressure and volume on Laurel
Street from #144 to the Holden line.
This pump station will greatly improve the pressure and
fire protection for the residents of this section of
The West Boylston Water District will be
conducting startup testing of the new booster pump
station at #138 Laurel Street beginning in April 2008.
This booster pump will service the homes on Laurel
Street from #139 to #296.
The testing involves the opening and
flushing of hydrants and the measurement of flows
throughout the system while the new pumps are running.
You may experience times of discolored water (due to the
flushing) and pressure fluctuations as we conduct this
The affected areas may include the
following streets: Laurel St, Hosmer St, Keyes St,
Almanac Way, Lisa Circle and Rivington Dr.
As a means of notification we will have
our yellow “Hydrant Flushing” signs out on these days.
Please look for them and please do not hesitate to call
us if you experience any problems
The District thanks you for your continued cooperation
and patience during this project.
Please contact us at
508-835-3025 with any questions.
Water Meter Replacement and Automated Meter Reading
The Water District has begun a Water
Meter Replacement and Automated Meter Reading Program
throughout the Town. The new water meters are
equipped with radio transmitting devices that will
enable the District to use a hand-held meter-reading
device to register your water usage. This new
system will reduce the utilities meter reading costs,
replace the aging meters, which in most cases are over
10 years old, and improve customer service by providing
immediate and accurate responses to your water meter
reading inquiries. This program is mandatory.
Every older meter must be replaced with a new unit and
every newer water meter must be retrofitted. The
work will be at no additional cost to the customer.
Water District personnel will perform meter
installations in one geographic area at a time.
District vehicles are clearly marked, our employees will
be wearing uniforms and they will have a picture
identification that can be verified with the West
Boylston Police Department. The average
installation time is about 30 minutes. A service
technician will replace your old water meter with a new
meter and install a radio transmission device.
Water meters will be replaced by appointment.
Before we begin working in your neighborhood, you will
receive a letter asking you to schedule a time for the
work to be done. Prior to your appointment, please remove all items from
around the meter to provide proper access. An
adult must be on the premises at the time of the
Please check our Frequent Asked Questions for many
questions specific to this replacement program.
The Water District has instituted a water main and hydrant
flushing program for the spring and fall each year.
The flushing hours will be from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Please watch for the Yellow Signs in your neighborhood.
We will also place a notice in "The Banner" and on WBPA-TV
Flushing involves the use of high
velocity water to scour the inside surfaces
of the water mains. Water may be
discolored during the flushing and for
several hours after flushing each day.
Residents should avoid washing laundry
during flushing until the water becomes
clear. Temporary yellow signs will
be posted within the flushing areas to
inform the residents.
If the water remains discolored for
several hours after flushing or if a change
in pressure or volume is noted, please call
the Water District. Thank you for your
patience and cooperation during this
Water Use Restrictions:
Use Restrictions are in effect, as of May 15,
2006. Please check out our
page for more information.