2012 Water Quality Report is now available online!
Voluntary Water Restriction is in place!
Please see the notice here
Spring Hydrant Flushing starts in March!
Click here to read the Plymouth Center Notices
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Our operational hours at 169 Camelot Drive are Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 4:30pm. Utility bills must still be paid at Town Hall at the Tax Collector’s office. All permit applications should be brought to 169 Camelot Drive for approval signatures.
If you need to report an emergency or a main break after hours, please contact the Plymouth Police at 508-746-1212.
DPW Day is coming!
May 23rd at the Main Library branch!
Get up close and personal with the DPW at our annual free event!
For more information click here
Upcoming and Ongoing Water/Sewer Division Construction Projects
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Wannos Pond Well Replacement, anticipated to be online by the end of 2012
Recently Completed Water/Sewer Division Construction Projects
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Holmes Point Sewer Station Rehabilitation
Besides air, water is the resource most critical to sustaining life on Earth. Human beings depend on water not only for drinking, but for generating energy, growing crops, carrying waste, for washing and cleaning, and to run machinery. Clean water is also essential for many species of plants and animals living in streams, rivers, and lakes.
As the human population grows and the world becomes more and more industrialized, demands on fresh water resources are increasing sharply. At the same time, this very growth threatens the water supply through human and industrial pollution. Climate change is creating drought conditions in some parts of the world. Already, wars are being fought over water. It seems clear that water will replace oil as the most precious and fought-over resource on the planet.
The importance of water cannot be overstated, yet people in industrialized nations take for granted the fact that they can turn on a faucet for fresh water on demand. But even in this water-on-demand society, contaminants and pathogens find their way into the water supply, sickening hundreds at a time.
Keeping water supplies clean, safe, and healthy requires the attention of a diverse group of people - farmers, conservationists, public policy makers, environmental health workers, and concerned citizens. It can no longer be taken for granted.
Who is responsible for the health of the world's watersheds? Is clean water a right, or a commodity to be bought and sold to the highest bidder? In the years to come, these questions will become more and more urgent. Without sufficient clean water, impoverished countries will never achieve better health and a higher standard of living for their people. Without sufficient clean water, industrialized nations will not be able to meet the demands of all the enterprises that depend on water to function. Without sufficient clean water, all other productive efforts become futile. *excerpt from http://www.treeswaterpeople.org
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It is the mission of the Water Division to manage the physical water infrastructure of the town. To design, construct, operate and maintain the water system in a manner that provides maximum benefit to the human and environmental health and safety of the community. To deliver its product in an efficient manner that is both technologically feasible and cost effective. To always maintain the highest legal and ethical standards in the course of completing its mission.
The mission of the Sewer Division personnel, through cooperative teamwork of the treatment operations, infrastructure maintenance and laboratory staff, is to protect the environment by minimizing health/pollution risks while effectively meeting the stringent criteria imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the MA Division of Environmental Protection regulations and permits by optimizing process control and long term infrastructure integrity through a strategically planned and coordinated inspection, analysis, preventive maintenance and scheduled replacement program in a professional cost-effective manner with emphasis on serving the needs of the sewer utility rate payer with minimal financial impact.