I came across some discolored water coming out of our faucets and toilets today, and it caused me to pause and check into it.
I would think Holliston residents are noticing this and going online to see what's up? Unfortunately, the site information caused me to have additional questions about Holliston's colored water.
Let me start out by disclosing to my readers who may not have heard my rants, but I have a problem with the direction that our current Water Dept is taking us. There are huge costs for replacement of old water pipes that have not been planned for over the past 20 years. There is "missing" water and we have not been able to determine how all of our pumped water is not making it from the wells to the townspeople's faucets. etc. etc.
So, the explanation of the discolored water is the water main flushing that is being conducted this week, as well as Well #6 Water Treatment Plant coming back on line after several months. (That's another rant for another day)
The Water Department assures us that the water is safe and the coloration should disappear after a few days.
So, that is good!
Oh... don't wash clothes when this is going on.
But good news everyone, the Water Dept is offering iron removing detergent free of charge downtown.
There is a map on the town website that shows the area of town being flushed this week. Holliston Hydrant Flushing Map This shows that North Holliston: Queens neighborhood, Winter St, Old Cart Path, High St, Ashland St, etc. are the areas being flushed.
So why is my neighborhood in Brentwood being discolored? From past explanations of the Water Department is that all well water is essentially mixed together for the town residents. My neighborhood is not strictly served by a neighborhood water well.
OK. Than please explain the logic behind the flushing map? It gives the impression to the townspeople that the problems would be going on in that side of town. If we are all affected, definition of the specific area of town getting flushed just confuses the townspeople.
All this ranting and I am thirsty.Ed Daniels calls Holliston his hometown over much of his 40 years. He can be reached at Realty Executives - Boston West 508-341-7880 or Ed@MAhome.com. His MAhome Team buys and sells homes in the Metrowest towns of Massachusetts.