Monthly Archives: August 2009
Posted by: cpantano on 08/30/2009 13:53:18
Updated by: cpantano on 08/30/2009 13:53:18
Expires: 09/02/2009 00:00:00
WATER UPDATE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2009
INFORMATION RELEASE – AUGUST 30, 2009
Information Release – August 30, 2009
Gloucester, MA – Representatives of the City of Gloucester, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), United Water (the city’s contract operator for the city’s water treatment plants), experts from Camp Dresser McKee, Inc. (qualified consultants with expertise in water systems) along with local and state elected officials will be meeting on Monday, August 30, 2009 in order to assess the current water emergency, and determine the appropriate course of action as we move forward.
According to the city’s Public Information Officer, Deputy Chief Miles Schlichte, the agreed upon course of action to date is not having the desired result of zero coliform counts. This plan has consisted primarily of aggressive flushing and boosting chlorination of the water distribution system.
Corrective actions have focused on maintaining chlorine levels sufficient to remove the presence of total coliform without over chlorinating the system. In addition, maintaining the city’s water needs for fire protection and sanitation purposes has added to the difficulty in moving through this episode more quickly.
“We will move as rapidly as we can but we will only move as fast as what is determined to be in the best interest of public health and safety,” said Mayor Carolyn Kirk. “I know that this has been very difficult on the residents and businesses of Gloucester, and appreciate the continued patience on the part of the residents and the business community while we work to resolve this complex problem.”
The outdoor water ban was lifted on Saturday, August 29 because the city achieved its goal of filling the reserve capacity at Bond Hill with clean water.
The boil water order is still in effect while we attempt to resolve this matter.
The city will continue to provide twice daily updates to the community for the duration of this event.
For more information, please contact:
Public Information Officer
Deputy Chief Miles Schlichte
Brenda is having an opening reception September 4th. She’s such a good egg and always bringing such positive energy, I guarantee if you go you’ll be glad you did and leave her space a better person.
Popo’s Gourmet Hot Dog- Chili Dog. Messy the way a chili dog should be. Don’t try to get this dog to eat on the road. You will need complete attention to get this sucker down without wearing it up and down your shirt.
Driving to work this morning at 4:30AM I noticed this new sign in the window. I’ll have to get in there for the scoop. If anyone has any info, feel free to call in to the GMG listener line at- (978) 903-0622
This from Robbo who lives in Southport, a seaside town about 18 miles north of Liverpool, 150 miles north of Gloucester, England.
He came to visit our Gloucester earlier this year and sent along the link to this video he took in Gloucester, England of the Gloucester Docks and the Tall Ship Festival they had there.
Sam heads out. By himself. To haul his traps and make a days pay. No one barking at him. No one telling him where to go or what to do. Just him and his boat. Hauling traps, Baiting Traps, Setting Traps. Independent.
Last week herring was scarce with some bait companies completely sold out. Yesterday the Cape Seafoods boats came in loaded. Feast or famine. Yesterday was feast. It was all asses and elbows as the Cape Seafood Crew earned their pay offloading a whole buttload of fish.
Posted by: cpantano on 08/29/2009 18:20:13
Updated by: cpantano on 08/29/2009 18:20:13
Expires: 08/31/2009 00:00:00
OUTDOOR WATER BAN LIFTED
The outdoor water ban has been lifted.
As per Mayor Kirk and DPW director Mike Hale, the outdoor water ban has been lifted beginning immediately.
Posted by: cpantano on 08/29/2009 18:22:52
Updated by: cpantano on 08/29/2009 18:22:52
Expires: 08/31/2009 00:00:00
WATER UPDATE: Saturday, August 29, 2009, 6:00 pm
Test Results from Friday, August 28, 2009
Laboratory results taken Friday, August 28th have not been received at the time of this posting. As of Thursday, August 26th lab results, we are still getting hits of coliform in some areas of the city.
We are no longer receiving water from Manchester. Supplemental chlorination pumps are active in 4 locations. Again, do not be alarmed if you are experiencing a slight increase in chlorine smell.
Bond Hill water storage facility is full of clean treated water.
The Boil Water order remains in effect.
The next update will be published at noon on Monday, August 31st.