Sodium Hydroxide is added to raise the water pH.
Sodium hypochlorite is added for disinfectant purposes.
No fluoride is added to the water.
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To provide the Town of Hopkinton and it's Citizens with a safe drinking water supply, water for fire protection, and an adequate supply of water for their essential daily needs.
To pursue additional water sources, to protect current sources and to manage existing supplies, for the benefit of all.
To react in a timely, professional manner, to all inquires, problems, and requests, of the citizens and officials of the Town of Hopkinton.
To maintain the well fields, distribution system, storage reservoirs, and fire hydrants.
Our goal is to provide the best potable water supply to our customers.
Scope of Work
The department repairs old and leaking services, installs services to new homes and checks and maintains all hydrants, painting, weed whacking, and greasing them in the summer and shoveling and marking them in the winter. A survey of all the pumping stations and surrounding lands, along with the storage tanks is conducted twice a year. Also, a leak survey of the entire distribution system is conducted and all leaks are immediately repaired. A yearly hydrant flushing program is also carried out to help improve water quality. The department also maintains four service trucks, one dump truck, one backhoe and several pieces of water related equipment (pipe cutters, pipe tapping tools, pipe thawing equipment, generators, pipe locating and leak locating equipment) etc.