Mattapoisett Water Restriction Lifted 08.27.14

08/27/2014

By Jean Perry | The Wanderer

The restriction of outdoor water usage in Mattapoisett has been officially lifted as of today, August 27, and residents can now resume using their outdoor sprinklers and hoses as usual. Water and Sewer Superintendent Nick Nicholson said during a phone interview this morning that the Fairhaven well at Tinkham Lane has been repaired and the required testing was completed on Monday August 26. The well finally went online on Tuesday, ending the need for the water restriction. “We are in a really good position,” said Nicholson while he checked the live online status of the well.

“Everything is as it should be.” The Water and Sewer Department placed the emergency outdoor water restriction back on August 7 after the well failed. The main concern was not having enough water in the event of an emergency such as a significant fire.

The Tinkham Lane well pumps approximately 1.5 million gallons of water daily, on average.

Nicholson said the well was ready to go on Monday, but the Town preferred to wait a couple more days before lifting the water restriction, just to be certain. He thanked the residents of Mattapoisett for their cooperation during the month of August.

“Because it really did make a difference,” said Nicholson.

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