For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Holbrook Residents Asked to Conserve Water Following Mechanical Issue at Joint Water Treatment Plant
HOLBROOK — Holbrook Department of Public Works Superintendent Christopher Pellitteri and Chief William Smith report that, due to a mechanical issue at the Holbrook Randolph Joint Water Treatment Facility, residents and businesses in both communities are being asked to conserve water usage until the issue is resolved.
Water in both towns remains safe to drink and for all other uses.
However, residents and businesses may experience lower-than-usual water pressure.
At approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, a water pump at the facility that controls water pressure to both Holbrook and Randolph failed, causing the water pressure to drop significantly.
Since the pump failure, the Holbrook and Randolph DPWs, who jointly operate and maintain the plant, have been working diligently to resolve the issue and have installed a temporary water pump to help ensure that the flow of water is maintained in both towns.
The DPWs are currently working on getting a rebuilt pump motor installed, which should help to increase the water pressure until a permanent, long-term solution is in place. It may take up to 1-2 weeks for the pump motor to be installed.
In the meantime, residents are asked to not use outside water unless absolutely necessary and to conserve water usage indoors.
“We are working hard to get this issue fixed as soon as we possibly can,” DPW Superintendent Pellitteri said. “I want to thank the residents of both Holbrook and Randolph in advance for their patience during this time and we appreciate all efforts to minimize and conserve water usage until we are able to get the system back to normal.”