Thursday, February 16, 2017

"We're not a water ban town, we're a conservation town"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"A provision that would add private well owners to the town's outside water bans elicited discussion at a Wednesday night Town Council meeting. 
The matter was raised by Department of Public Works officials after a presentation on the town's water system. Water and Sewer Superintendent Laurie Ruszala said the bylaw would only take effect during a full water ban. 
DPW Director Robert "Brutus" Cantoreggi said other towns had implemented such a provision. 
"We're all in this together," he said. "We're sharing the same water supply."

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My notes from the Water Update section of the meeting can be found here

The notes will be updated to include the presentation when it is made available later today.

slide showing average daily pumping (bars) versus population (line) since 2001
slide showing average daily pumping (bars) versus population (line) since 2001


  1. Excellent presentation on the Town's water supply. Too bad the Chairman did not make his comments on the icy roads in private. They were totally unnecessary.

    1. indeed, it continues a theme where the Town Council doesn't abide well by their role as a legislative body. They tend to get involved where they shouldn't