Water Levels & Pressure Still Low - PLEASE Conserve Water Over Weekend

In response to a water level and pressure emergency Thursday, May 22nd, an urgent request to stop all non-essential water use was issued.

The Pembroke DPW Water Division and Pembroke Fire Department want to thank the town’s residents for reacting so quickly once notified of the low water warning received yesterday. Through everyone’s efforts, conditions have not worsened and are expected to improve beginning in the middle of next week.

The issues of immediate concern resulting in public notification:

  • TWO MAIN WELLS/PUMP STATIONS OFFLINE
  • SEVERELY LOW WATER LEVELS
  • LOW WATER PRESSURE FOR RESIDENTS/BUSINESS/FIRE DEPARTMENT
  • DISCOLORED WATER

UPDATED INFORMATION:

MassDEP is working with the Town to expedite the finalization and inspection of the Water Treatment Plant upgrades to get them back in service in a far shorter time period than originally anticipated.

There is no forecasted rain in the next 10 day period which will strain the reserve levels in the tanks and could seriously impact the town’s ability to provide water and the pressure required to drive it in the event of an emergency.

Pembroke residents are asked to continue their efforts to conserve water that would be needed in the event of an emergency. This includes but is not limited to washing automobiles, watering lawns and filling swimming pools. All swimming pools should be filled with potable water brought on site. Thanks to eveyone who is conserving and have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.

 


EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: THERE IS A MANDATORY WATER BAN IN EFFECT IN THE TOWN OF PEMBROKE

 

DURATION OF BAN ORDER:                  MAY 21 – JUNE 19

REASON FOR IMMEDIATE WATER BAN:

  • TWO MAIN WELLS/PUMP STATIONS OFFLINE
  • SEVERELY LOW WATER LEVELS
  • LOW WATER PRESSURE FOR RESIDENTS/BUSINESS/FIRE DEPARTMENT
  • DISCOLORED WATER

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The State required Water Treatment Plant upgrades are underway and will be completed, inspected and back in service in one month, or on June 19, 2020.

There is no forecasted rain in the next 10 day period which will strain the reserve levels in the tanks and could seriously impact the town’s ability to provide water and the pressure required to drive it in the event of an emergency.

Pembroke residents are asked to immediately cease using unnecessary water that would be needed in the event of an emergency. This includes but is not limited to washing automobiles, watering established lawns and filling swimming pools. All swimming pools should be filled with potable water brought on site.

This deferred maintenance was the result of a 10 year freeze in water rates; work to improve Pembroke’s water infrastructure is in progress and will continue until the town and its residents are satisfied with the quantity and quality of the town’s most valuable resource, water. Thank you.