Pascoag Utility District’s Water Department is now offering a Water Service Line Protection Program!

Pascoag Utility District is pleased to announce the implementation of a new program designed to give our residential water customers peace of mind!

We now offer a Water Service Line Protection policy, that will insure your water service line from the curb-stop shut-off, to the water meter. Currently, the home owner would be responsible for any repairs to the water service line on their property.

The Water Service Line Protection policy would pay up to $3,000 per occurrence to repair your water service line and $2,000 per occurrence for such repair to the same section of public sidewalk or public road.

The cost of the Water Service Line Protection policy is $5.00 per month. A charge in that amount, would be added to your water bill each month-if you choose to participate. Customers that sign up prior to February 1, 2019 will be entered into a raffle to win $100 credit on their water bill!

For more information, please call the District office at (401) 568-6222.

Water Service Line Protection Program Terms and Conditions

Water Service Line Protection Program Confirmation Form

12th Annual Green Festival-September 8th 10AM-2PM

BURRILLVILLE, RI, September 8, 2018 – The Pascoag Utility District and The Town of Burrillville’s Parks and Recreation Department will be holding its 12th Annual Green Festival on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Stillwater Mill Center-100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, RI 02830. Reusable bags packed with energy saving information, recycling tips and much more, will be given to the first 500 attendees. The rain date is September 22, 2018.

Once a year, the Green Festival brings families from Northern Rhode Island together to explore ways to have a more sustainable lifestyle and future. Children will enjoy free fun activities, face painting, giant yard-size games and bucket truck rides, while adults can learn various ways to create a more environmentally conscious lifestyle from the more than 30 “green” vendors that will be participating in the festival. The Burrillville Farmers Market will be onsite with local fruits, vegetables and other fine products. Gotta Q Smokehouse BBQ will be on site offering lunch and snacks to purchase. There will be “Good times, good music” with local musician, Jimmy Joel.

For the first time ever this year, The Green Festival will feature an Electric Car Show and Test Drive Event. In coordination with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, People’s Power & Light & Rhode Island DEM Air Quality, electric car models will be displayed from Paul Masse Chevrolet, BMW of Warwick, and Central Mitsubishi. Vehicles slated to be on hand include the BMW i3, Chevrolet Volt and Bolt EV, and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, among others.  Ride and drive the vehicles in a non-sales environment and learn how to switch to an electric vehicle without switching up your everyday life.

In addition, the Jesse Smith Memorial Library will be holding a Drive Green workshop in its community room. The free, 30-minute workshop, put on by People’s Power & Light, will let you know how you can save on an electric vehicle with their group discount, dispel some of those EV myths and more.

A raffle will be held with donated items from various local businesses and green vendors. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Burrillville Weekend Snack Pack Programa not for profit joint effort between Burrillville Parks and Recreation, the Burrillville Lions Club, the Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library, and the Berean Baptist Church — to provide weekend food for at-risk Burrillville youth.

For more information on this free family event, please contact Pascoag Utility District at 401-568-6222 x223 or the Town of Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department at 401-568-9470.

SmartFlower Solar Installation

This is Scott Rabideau cutting the ribbon for the new SmartFlower solar installation at his and his wife Beth’s property on Hill Road. With him for the ribbon cutting are Mark Conroy of SmartFlower North America and Commissioner Carol Grant, head of the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources. This unit will produce over 2.3 kW of power, and will save Scott and Beth money on their energy bills through Pascoag Utility District’s net metering program. The unit is a unique design that opens up automatically in the morning, folds back down at night or during high winds, and tracks the sun throughout the day. Pretty cool stuff! Congratulations to Scott and Beth for this very unique renewable energy addition.

Don’t forget! The Green Festival is right around the corner!

11th Annual Green Festival Sponsored by Pascoag Utility District and Burrillville Parks & Recreation!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

10:00-2:00PM

Stillwater Mill Center

100 Tinkham Lane

Harrisville, RI 02859

This year’s Green Festival is shaping up to be our biggest one yet! We have a great line up of green vendors in attendance and tons of activities planned for the day!

The Festival has something for everyone! Learn about local products and ideas that will help you conserve energy and create a more sustainable lifestyle. There will be free crafts, face painting and bucket truck rides for children.

This year the Jesse Smith Memorial Library will be holding two workshops on composting and beekeeping in their community room. Secrets of Composting with URI Master Gardeners will be held at 11:30AM and Beekeeping with Betty Mencucci will be held at 12:30.

The Burrillville Farmers Market will be under the Pavilion selling their amazing vegetables, baked goods and other fine products. Stop by and see all the great things they have to offer!  Kids can make a free craft!

Gotta Q Smokehouse BBQ will be on site offering lunch and snacks to purchase!  Musician, Dave Laprise of Accordian Cool will be performing music from big band, old standards, fifties, country, rock n’ roll, and light jazz.

And on top of all the great vendors, workshops and crafts we will have giant yard size Checkers, Twister, Connect 4 and many other fun games to play!!! Best of all, it’s free!

First 500 attendees get free bags reusable bags! Stop by the info booth for yours!

Save the Date! You won’t want to miss this!

Rain Date-September 23th

 

 

Important Information for Customers Living Near High Street

The Pascoag Utility District, as part of the water main cleaning and lining project, will need to take a temporary water outage on Wednesday, August 9th, to replace a hydrant on High Street.  The outage will affect those customers on High Street, Rock Avenue, Shore Road, Lake Drive, Eagle Peak Road, Camp Dixie Road, Oak Lane, Lake Shore Drive, Shady Lane, Highland Drive, Cedar Trail, Maple Terrace, Beach Road, Lakeview Drive and Moss Lane.   The water outage will begin around 8 a.m., and we anticipate that  it will be concluded by noontime or earlier.  We appreciate your patience while we work to complete the last few portions of this project by the end of August.

 

Important Information for Water Customers Regarding Tuesday, July 11th

Our water main cleaning/lining contractor, Biszko, will be replacing three valves and a section of water main scheduled for Tuesday, July 11th at the intersection of High Street and South Main Street.  This is the last large-scale valve/main replacement for the project that will necessitate some of our customers being without water service for a portion of that day.  We will need to shut-off water service on South Main Street between High Street and Lapham Farm Road, and this will also include Griffin Street, Reservoir Road and George Eddy Drive, from approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on that Tuesday.  South Main Street south of Lapham Farm Road will likely have low water pressure since customers there will only have water coming from the small South Main Street water storage tank.  Because of the significant nature of this work at the busy intersection of High Street and South Main Street, Biszko will have a police detail onsite for traffic control.  If you can avoid driving in that area on Tuesday, July 11th by finding an alternate route, that would be helpful.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but are looking forward to a much improved section of water main and control valves in that critical area of our system.

Update on Phase 2 of the Water Main Cleaning/Lining Project

Pascoag Utility District (PUD) would like to update our water customers on the progress of the Phase 2 Water Main Cleaning/Lining Project.

North Main Street, Grove Street and Laurel Hill Avenue’s water mains have been lined. The newly lined water mains are in the process of being chlorinated and then will be tested for bacteria, prior to customers being removed from the temporary bypass mains and put back on the original main. Church Street has been moved to the bypass mains and the original main is out of service and being prepared for lining.

Biszko Contracting Corp. will begin work on Sayles Avenue and Irving Avenue during the week of June 5th. This is what customers can expect once construction begins:

  • An advance notice letter will be put in doors at least 48 hours before temporary bypass mains are installed. The advance notice letter will tell you when they will need to access your property.
  • The contractor must access the location of where the water meter is and connect two temporary hoses. The first hose is a source hose which will feed your home from the bypass line while the original main distribution line is re-lined with cement. The second hose is a “blow-back” line.
  • The bypass mains and newly lined mains are cleaned and tested for bacteria by BAL Laboratories prior to the customer being switched over.
  • Special fittings located on the bypass pipe will allow the fire department to connect their fire hoses directly to the bypass pipe, thereby maintaining firefighting capability while the water main is out of service.
  • There may be some very temporary service disruptions and occasional rusty water incidents as water service is moved to the temporary bypass mains and then back again once the cleaning and lining is complete.
  • Water bills will be estimated for the duration of time that the bypass mains are connected to your water meter.

We will be updating our website, Facebook page and sending out phone calls and text messages through the Town of Burrillville’s Code Red system, with periodic updates regarding the Project.

If you have any questions, please call the Pascoag Utility District office at 568-6222.

As always, we thank you for your understanding and consideration regarding these matters.

Pascoag Utility District

Water Outage due to Emergency Valve Repair-Monday, May 22nd for customers on Charles Street and Howard Ave.

There will be an emergency valve repair replacement taking place on Monday morning, May 22nd which will cause an interruption in water service. From 08:00 AM till 11:00 AM, valve replacement will be conducted on the valve located at the junction of Howard Avenue and Laurel Hill. The customers who will be affected by this outage will be all customers located on Howard Avenue and Charles Street. The repair will require a momentary outage of your water supply. This repair is required in order to proceed with the water lining project which is currently underway. Please be advised that our contractor Biszko, has also left notification on customers properties whom will be affected. This message serves as reminder to all customers within the affected areas, that all preparations be made prior to start of Monday morning’s anticipated shut down. As always, thank you for your understanding and consideration regarding these matters.