Bristol Water Department
P.O. Box 58
119 Riverside Ave.
Bristol, CT. 06011-0058
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Bristol, CT), October 8, 2015 –
Mandatory Water Restrictions
The Mayor’s Office and the Bristol Water Department announced today that the City’s reservoirs have declined to below 60 percent capacity from the lack of rain and that the Water Department has issued Mandatory Water Restrictions effective immediately.
“Although we were hoping for some rainfall over the past few weeks, we have not received enough to add to our reservoir levels and so our Department has no other option but to issue these restrictions,” said Robert J. Longo, Superintendent of the Bristol Water Department. Mr. Longo added, “Back in early September, the Bristol Water Department issued Voluntary Restrictions and we can’t thank the public enough for their help including many of our larger users who drastically reduced their usage including the Parks Department, Public Works, Fire Department, Board of Education, Pequabuck and Chippanee Golf Courses, ESPN, St Paul Catholic High School and Lake Compounce.”
The Bristol Water Department in coordination with the Mayor’s office is now requiring all customers to limit the amount of outside water use and requiring the public to adhere to the Department’s policy on Odd / Even watering. Odd / Even watering allows for properties with an even street number to water on even days of the month and the same for properties with odd street numbers to water on odd days of the month. The Odd / Even watering system also applies to washing cars, watering flowers and any other non-essential outside uses.
In 2002, the Bristol Water Department issued Mandatory Restrictions when reservoirs dropped to nearly 50 percent capacity.
“We are hoping that these restrictions will be short term and although we have taken many measures to utilize all water supplies appropriately since August, it really is up to Mother Nature now,” stated Mr. Longo. Under the Bristol Water Department’s Rules and Regulations, the Department may discontinue service if the Department deems that a customer is jeopardizing the safety and integrity of the water supply.
Anyone with questions on the restrictions or the City’s water supply can contact the Bristol Water Department at 860-582-7431. Information on the Mandatory Restrictions along with other ways to conserve water can also be found on the Bristol Water Department website at www.bristolwaterdept.org or on the Bristol Water Department and Mayor’s Office Facebook pages.
Grove Street Tank Demolition
This morning a customer brought to our attention that he had been contacted by someone who claimed to be in the Cancellation Department representing the Water Department. The individual said the customer owed for a meter and needed to make a payment immediately or their service would be terminated.
The Bristol Water Department never calls customers to collect payments, nor do we send people to homes to collect funds. Customers who wish to verify with the Water Department the authenticity of any individual who contacted them can call the office at 860 582-7431.
The Bristol Police Department, the Mayor, as well as the Board of Water Commissioners have all been made aware of this situation.
The Bristol Water Department strives to continue to bring the highest levels of service to all our customers. If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 860 582-7431.
BRISTOL WATER DEPARTMENT WARNS OF SUSPECTED
November 3, 2014
For Immediate Release
Bristol – The Bristol Water Department is advising customers to be cautious of two individuals posing as
water company employees in an attempt to enter residential
On Saturday, November 1, 2014 two male suspects claiming to be from the water department gained
access to a Bristol residence, telling the resident they needed to check for water leaks. Bristol Water
Department is working in coordination with the Bristol Police Department who are investigating the
situation. No further details are available at this time.
The Bristol Water Department urges all residents, especially those who are home during the day, to be
alert for imposters by following these tips:
1. Bristol Water Department employees do not knock on doors to check for leaks without a
scheduled appointment and drive vehicles clearly marked with the Bristol Water Department
2. The Bristol Water Department encourages customers to ask for identification from anyone who
comes to their door. All Bristol Water Department employees have photo identification badges
and will gladly display them upon request. The policy is “No Identification – No Entry”.
3. If someone comes to your door claiming to be from the water department and you do not have a
previously scheduled appointment, do not allow access to your home until you call the Bristol
Water Department at 860-582-7431 or 860-583-6504 to verify their identity.
4. If you have any doubt about the individual’s identity or motives, or authenticity of their
credentials, do not allow them entry into your home and call the police.
Congratulations to Cynthia Berrios for receiving a Mentor of the Year award. Cynthia has been a mentor for 15 years in the Bristol schools and she is a 26 year employee of the Bristol Water Department.
The Bristol Water Department and our own Superintendent Robert Longo have been featured in the December issue of Water System Operator Magazine (WSO). WSO is a National water industry magazine published out of Wisconsin with subscribers aro...und the world. We are delighted to be featured in such a well-known trade magazine and are proud to see our department and the City receive such recognition! We can't thank all of our employees enough for everything that they do. Click on the picture below to
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Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water
Recent television and newspaper articles have raised concerns regarding pharmaceuticals in the wastewater stream and their impact on drinking water quality. Fortunately, Connecticut is only one of two states in the nation that prohibits discharges from wastewater treatment plants within public water supply watersheds. This means that Connecticut’s public water supplies, including the supplies for the Bristol Water Department, are at very little risk of exposure to pharmaceuticals that have been flushed through sewers into the wastewater stream.
In addition, our public water supplies are tested frequently to meet state and federal requirements. Although water companies in the United States are not required to test for pharmaceuticals, we do must test for more than 83 contaminants. The Bristol Water Department along with all water companies are required to treat all surface waters used for public water supply; monitor the quality of these waters; and publish annual water quality reports. State organizations including the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Public Health also help protect water supplies and watershed areas from development through many incentive programs.
As a result, Bristol’s water quality is among the best in the world. We must, however, continue to support laws to protect the quality of our public water supplies, including prohibiting the disposal of medications into wastewater treatment facilities.
For additional information concerning pharmaceuticals in drinking water or how to properly dispose of pharmaceuticals, please visit the following websites:
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