Friday, February 8, 2019

"When we fix these water lines, we also get a brand-new road out of it"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Several streets will be torn up and repaved over the next five years after Town Council approved the latest installment of the town’s water main maintenance plan. 
Director of Public Works Robert “Brutus” Cantoreggi on Jan. 30 gave a presentation to councilors on the new five-year plan, which starts in 2020. Water mains and certain streets and sidewalks will be repaired simultaneously, a repeat of a schedule the town’s has used for 20 years of performing work in five-year installments. 
Deputy Town Administrator Jaime Hellen said that by shifting the work area every five years, the town has been able to keep up with leaks in the mains and potholes on the streets. 
“The Town Council has authorized a new $7.5 million (payment) to replace these water mains that have leaks,” said Hellen. “And we’re just at the end of this cycle at the end of 2019.”

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Note: the MA DEP water permit is based upon the average of 65 gallons of water per day (Page 4). Franklin through conservation efforts uses less than that per DPW Director Cantoreggi, we have been as low as 45 gal per day. 

Page 17 of the presentation outlines the street plan and current year for rework.

The presentation used in the Town Council meeting Jan 30 can be found here

My notes from the meeting can be found here

DPW Director Cantoreggi and Water Superintendent Laurie Ruszala
DPW Director Cantoreggi and Water Superintendent Laurie Ruszala
presenting to the Town Council Jan 30

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