2018 Water Main Improvements
The Belmont Department of Public Works – Water Division is continuing its Capital Improvement Program to improve Belmont’s water distribution system. These improvements will allow the Water Division to continue to provide an ample volume of high quality drinking water to the residents and businesses of Belmont as well as improve water pressures and fire flows throughout the Town.
Construction is scheduled to begin this April 17, 2018 and end by November 15, 2018. Construction will take place Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm. The Water Division will work to minimize the effect of construction operations in your neighborhood as much as possible but please be aware that you may experience travel delays when construction is in progress.
Every effort will be made to ensure that normal water service is maintained during construction. When the new main has been completely installed and passed a pressure, leakage, and disinfection test, the contractor will connect each water service on the street to the new water main and permanent service will be restored.
Residents will experience water service disruptions during the construction process. However, residents will be provided with at least 24-hour notification of all planned water main shutdowns, where water service will be interrupted for a period longer than 2 hours. A Belmont Water Division site representative (Dave Powers) will be located at the job site for the duration of the project in order to coordinate construction, public notifications, and the transfer of water services. He will also be available to address any of your questions or concerns during construction.
Questions relating to the project or schedule should be directed to our Water Division Office, between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. You may also call the DPW office at (617) 993-2700 or Dave Powers at (617) 438-2079. Project updates can be found on the Department of Public Works Water Division web site. http://belmontma.vt-s.net/dpw-water-division.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this project may cause and assure you that we will work to expedite this work as effectively as possible.
The water main replacement is in anticipation of the repair of these roads in 2019 under the direction of the Belmont Office of Community Development. If you have any questions regarding the road repair please contact Ara Yogurtian at 617-993-2657.
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Water Administration: The Water Division administration is responsible for managing the administrative functions that maintain the water distribution system and reinvest in the water infrastructure as well as to provide reliable, safe drinking water in adequate quantities for domestic and business use as well as for public safety fire fighting to the community. In addition, the Water Division is responsible for compliance with the USEPA Safe Drinking Water Act and Mass DEP regulations.
Water Distribution and Maintenance Services: The Water Distribution and Maintenance program performs all maintenance and repair functions for the Towns’ 93 miles of water main pipes and 2,743 gate valves in the water distribution system, 742 fire hydrants and about 7,670 individual water service pipes on both a scheduled and emergency basis maintaining a 24-7-365 emergency response capability.
The Water Division is governed by a three-member appointed Water Advisory Board who serve three year terms. Daily operational routines are detailed to the Water Manager and staff.
To e-mail a staff contact click on their name below, or email BelmontDPW@belmont-ma.gov
|Mark Mancuso||Manager||(617) 993-2680|