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Well #6 repair causes water use restrictions – nonessential outdoor water use prohibited

Water Conservation Restrictions

Current Water Conservation Status: Tier 4 – All nonessential outdoor water use is prohibited, effective May 5, 2022

Due to an emergency equipment repair at Well #6, we have had to take the well offline. As a result, the Department of Public Works has declared an immediate Tier 4 water restriction: nonessential outdoor water use, except by handheld hose, is prohibited. 

We anticipate completing the repairs within 2 to 4 weeks and will continue to provide updates. 
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions, please contact the Water Department at 508-906-3004 or by email to mgoulet@medfield.net 

The Town has five active water wells: 
Wells 1 and 2, located along the Charles River off Route 109
Wells 3 and 4, located off Elm Street, behind the Wheelock School. The Town is currently building a new water treatment plant to treat manganese at Wells 3 and 4. The project also includes establishing a new Well 3A to replace the existing Well 3 which is failing. 
Well 6, located off Route 27 near the Sherborn Town Line. Well 6 is the Town’s highest producing well

In 2021, Well 6 pumped approximately 53% of the Town’s total water supply. In 2020, it pumped approximately 55% of the total. 

Information about Water Restrictions:
When elevated restrictions are in place, nonessential outdoor water uses that are subject to mandatory restrictions include: 
Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems; 
Washing of vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety; 
Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement. 
The following uses may be allowed when mandatory restrictions are in place: 
Irrigation to establish a new lawn and new plantings during the months of May and September;
Irrigation of public parks and recreational fields by means of automatic sprinklers outside the hours of 9am to 5pm; 
Irrigation of lawns, gardens, flowers and ornamental plants by means of a hand-held hose. 

Water uses not subject to mandatory restrictions are those required: 
For health or safety reasons; 
By regulation; 
For the production of food and fiber; 
For the maintenance of livestock; 
To meet the core functions of a business (for example, irrigation by plant nurseries as necessary to maintain stock).

Henri

Email today from Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler, also sharing the Eversource storm update –

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Chief Carrico is closely monitoring the storm as Emergency Management Director. We have staffed additional public safety personnel including the DPW through Monday. 


8/22 8:30am Eversource Hurricane Henri Update

Good morning,

As of 8:30 a.m., the company does not have storm-related outages on its Massachusetts system. Eversource has crews staged throughout its service area Sunday morning in preparation for any damage caused by the high winds and heavy rain of Hurricane Henri.

The storm has changed track several times in its approach to New England and is now tracking further to the east, which could increase wind impacts in Eastern Massachusetts. Eversource is prepared to shift resources as necessary to respond to hardest-hit areas. Rainfall of 2 to 5 inches is predicted for Western Massachusetts, with up to 1½ inches forecasted for eastern areas. Peak wind gusts could reach 70 mph on the South Shore, Cape Cod and Islands; 55 mph in Boston and other areas of Eastern Massachusetts; and 45 mph in Western Massachusetts. Winds are expected to peak Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in eastern areas, and between 3 p.m. and midnight in western areas.

Arbor Day celebration yesterday

Select Board Chair Michael Marcucci reads the Arbor Day proclamation yesterday afternoon, while the Brownie Troop that arranged for the two cherry trees to be planted in front of the post office look on and then mulched the trees. The DPW’s Robert Kennedy, Jr. assisted the Brownies with the mulch.

Photos by Pamela Bates

Pam McCarthy and Kate Holmes, the Leaders of Brownie Troop 82076 stated:

“The girls felt special, and so happy to get together (in person, hooray!) as a group to do something meaningful for the town. Those beautiful cherry trees will be there for years to come, and I’m sure each time they drive by, they will fondly remember that those are ‘their trees.’  And we, as their parents, will take pride in thinking the same! What a wonderful way to wrap up the school year for them!”

Transfer Station stickers available

May 01, 2021

2021-2023 TFS STICKERS ARE AVAILABLE NOW


 MEDFIELD TRANSFER STATION

You can now use our On-line Service for Transfer Station Permits 2021-2023… Read on

DPW plants trees at Post Office

DPW’s Drew Dauphinee at the tree and Joe Gorman running the machine

Today the DPW’s Drew Dauphinee and Joe Gorman are planting two good sized cherry trees on the berm in front of the post office. The Town of Medfield owns that site and leases it for the post office to use. North Street is starting to achieve a critical mass of cherry trees for the town to build on, starting with the large one at the Bank of America up through the cluster Bob Borrelli installed in front of his two buildings across from Deb’s and my office.

Jean Mineo was heard to think that once there are six more cherry trees along North Street that she will organize an annual Medfield cherry blossom festival.

Clean-Up #3

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Clean-Up Days – try #2

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Clean-up Days 4/24 & 25

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Clean up your Medfield 4/24 & 25

SAVE THE DATE

TOWNWIDE CLEAN UP

VOLUNTEER

April 24 & 25

Department of Public Works will be holding two clean up days on April 24 and April 25 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For information and to sign up to volunteer, please call DPW at 508-906-3003.

Smoke testing coming

TOWN OF MEDFIELD
Public Works Department
I/I Field Investigations Town of Medfield Public Works Department
Smoke Testing Notification 1 of 1 November 2020
SEWER SYSTEM EVALUATIONS IN YOUR AREA
SMOKE TESTING – NOVEMBER 2020
WHAT: Non-toxic and non-staining smoke will be introduced into the sanitary
sewer system to detect connections to the storm water drainage system. Work will
follow the State and Local COVID-19 Guidelines.
WHERE: Smoke testing will be conducted on your street and surrounding area.
No entry into your residence will be required.
WHEN: Field crews will be on your street within the next week to perform this
test. The hours for testing are between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM, beginning Tuesday,
November 10 through Friday, November 20. Note: Tests will only occur in dry
weather and could be delayed for 24 to 72 hours due to rain.
WHY: This project is part of the Town’s long-term efforts to identify connections
between the sanitary sewer system and storm water drainage. These connections
can add unnecessary flow to the sanitary sewer system resulting in additional
treatment costs and water pollution.
WHO: EST Associates, Inc. (Contractor) and Woodard & Curran (W&C)
(Engineer) will be walking around your area with company vehicles and yellow
safety vests. A Medfield Police detail will be on site as well.
Impact on Area: There is no anticipation of disruption to your sewer service
during these tests. Smoke may billow out of area drains, catch basins, roof leaders,
and house plumbing stacks. Residents are encouraged to fill any unused plumbing
traps (for example, a basement toilet/sink not used frequently) with water.
In case of emergency or an actual fire, please contact 911.
Contacts: If you have any special needs, deliveries, concerns, or questions, contact:
EST Associates at 781-455-0003
Kellie Messer of Woodard & Curran at 978-494-6807
Check the Department of Public Works website or the Town of Medfield Facebook page for additional
information.