Water & Sewer
Sewer Dye-Testing Conducted Weekdays, Monday, September 19th - Friday, September 30th between 8 am and 5 pm.
The Town of Ashland Water and Sewer Department and Flow Assessment Services, LL C will conduct a sewer study next week to locate sources of stormwater entering the sanitary sewer system. The testing involves putting a non-toxic, non-staining dye into downspouts, area drains, window well drains, stairwell drains, and driveway drains. The field representatives will then monitor the stormwater pipes and sanitary sewers in the street to confirm proper connections to the stormwater system.
This test is important to maximize the efficiency of our sewer and water system.
The Water and Sewer Department of the Town of Ashland is responsible for providing the Town with drinking water and sewage collection in a cost effective and environmentally friendly manner that meets the EPA and DEP Standards. The Town maintains approximately 2200 Sewer Manholes, 1600 Water Gates and 83 miles of pipes for Water, 67 miles for Sewer pipes, 6,362 feet of Water service lines from the ties and 5,001 feet of Sewer service lines from the ties.
Maintain and repair our water and sewer infrastructure, repairing water main breaks, sewer line issues, hydrant repairs, replacing meters, help during snow and ice season with plowing and many other tasks surrounding consistent, quality water supply and waste water discharge.
Wonder what the Water Department Personnel do?
From the water service main break, here are: Pictures from Dig site - Feb2,2017 - Pond Street
Water is Precious
According to a recent study from the U.S. Geological Survey, some 72 percent of Earth is covered in water, but 97 percent of that is salty ocean water and not suitable for drinking. The Earths's fresh water is very precious and rare. Two percent of the water on earth is glacier ice at the North and South Poles. This ice is fresh water and could be melted; however, it is too far away from where people live to be usable. Less than 1% of all the water on earth is fresh water that we can actually use. So please conserve water for us and for our future generations. Please review the "Water Conservation and Restrictions" page to familiarize with the Town of Ashland guidelines on Water conservation.
Click Here for Conservation related list of Frequently asked questions.
Click here for the Water construction standards for a Water connection installation / modification.
Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions on Supplemental water connection.
Check out the Map below that shows how much water is consumed per capita in various countries.
Click Here to print and fill out a new Sewer Service Permit application.
Click Here to print and fill out a new Water Service Permit application.
If you are contractor looking to obtain a new / renew a Drain Layer License, Click Here.
To review the list of current Ashland, Drain Layer Licensed Companies: Click Here.