Water system improvements planned for Middlebury after complaints of low water pressure


Middlebury residents have complained their water pressure is low, but that might change after a booster station is installed in Highland subdivision neighborhoods.

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:21 p.m.


Meeting: Middlebury Town Council

When: Monday, April 21, 2014

Key action: Heard from Mike Holloway and other residents in the Highland neighborhoods in Middlebury concerning lack of water pressure in their homes. The group said that water pressure has decreased over the last two to three years to the point that households can’t function normally. The council and residents heard town manager, Mark Salee, describe a water plant and booster station project that should alleviate the problem. The plans call for an update to the water treatment plant, a booster station to the Highland neighborhoods, upgrading of the monitoring system and replacement of a well. The council promised the residents that work will be done as quickly as possible and should be completed before next winter.

Other actions: Announced that town hydrants will be flushed May 5-9. Hydrant flushing sometimes causes a brownish orange tinge to laundry.

• Approved use of town streets for the Middie Mix-up 5K event for Middlebury Elementary School. The 5K will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 17 at the school. It raises funds for wellness initiatives at the school. It will take place the same weekend as the Middlebury Community Garage Sale.

• Approved payment on the waste water treatment plant improvements totaling $423,162.90. Approved payment on the lift station improvements project of $332,985.89.

• Approved a proposal for design and construction engineering service for the water main extension and looping project on the south end of town. The town will pay Jones, Petrie and Rafinski engineering $70,400 for the project.

• Announced that a community Arbor Day celebration and park tree planting will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 26 in Riverbend Park.

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