Pump Stations
  1. McShane – 2A Main St, Osterville
  2. McShane – 2A Main St, Osterville
  3. Arena – Main St, Osterville
  4. Arena – Main St, Osterville
  5. Lumbert Mill – Lumbert Mill Rd, Centerville
  6. Craigville – Old Town Rd, Centerville
  7. Craigville – Old Town Rd, Centerville
  8. Lumber Mill – Lumbert Mill Rd, Centerville
  9. Davis – Main St, Osterville
  10. Craigville – Old Town Rd, Centerville
  11. Murray – Old Falmouth Rd, Marstons Mills
  12. Murray – Old Falmouth Rd, Marstons Mills
  13. Hayden – Old Post Rd, Marstons Mills
  14. Hayden – Old Post Rd, Marstons Mills
  15. Harrison – Crooked Cartway, Marstons Mills
  16. Hayden – Old Post Rd, Marstons Mills
  17. Hayden – Old Post Rd, Marstons Mills
  18. Harrison – Crooked Cartway, Marstons Mills
  19. Hayden – Old Post Rd, Marstons Mills
  20. Hayden – Old Post Rd, Marstons Mills
  21. Hayden – Old Post Rd, Marstons Mills

WATER TANKS

Mid Cape Tank

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Shoot Flying Hill Road, Centerville
3,300,000 Gallon Steel Reservoir

Old Stage Tank

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Old Stage Road, Centerville
1,500,000 Gallon Elevated Tank

Booster Station

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Shoot Flying Hill Road, Centerville
3,300,000 Gallon Steel Reservoir

ANNUAL FLUSHING

FLUSHING
The Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Water Department will begin flushing its water mains (weather permitting) from: March 9, 2017 to Mid June.

 

flushing2 Flushing will take place between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, starting in Centerville and then in sections throughout the District. The water mains will be flushed systematically opening fire hydrants for a brief period.

During the flushing operation, customers may notice a temporary discoloration of their water and fluctuations in water pressure. We encourage customers to refrain from drawing water while flushing is being conducted in their neighborhoods to avoid potential staining of laundry, appliances and plumbing fixtures. The Department advises our customers to set aside water for drinking and cooking purposes and after flushing in your area to check the water clarity before use. Running the cold water only for a few minutes should clear the lines.

The flushing program serves two important functions. First, it minimizes the build-up of mineral and other sediments, that over time can affect water quality and water flows through the pipe. Secondly, it allows the Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Water Department to verify the fire hydrants are working properly and available for fire protection.We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your support in our attempt to supply clean safe water.

For more information or assistance please call the office between 8:00 – 4:30. ANNUAL FLUSHING PROGRAM The annual flushing program is done in early spring. The Department will publish the area and times in a local newspaper and local radio station. Flushing of the water mains may cause discoloration to the water.

Why do we Flush? Historically routine flushing was done to improve the aesthetics of the drinking water within a distribution system.  Accumulation of sediment in the piping system, especially in low flow areas must be removed under controlled conditions. If the supplies have high iron and or manganese, these elements may precipitate out of solution and settle in the bottom of the piping system and should be removed.  Corrosion by products may also accumulate in the bottom of the piping system, and must be removed.flushing3

Routine flushing of the distribution system will reduce the accumulation of sediment in the bottom of the piping system, reducing the habitat available for bacteria to grow. Flushing will also remove the loose biofilms that may create a problem through sluff off during high demand periods.

When do we Flush? Routine flushing at the correct time of year is of the utmost importance.  Flushing should be accomplished prior to the expected period of microbiological or aesthetic degradation of water quality.  This recommended period is normally in the spring, once the weather improves and prior to elevated water temperatures and high demand periods. Review of historic records of water quality complaints can give an indication of the most advantageous time  to flush for specific systems. Review of water quality records, especially coli-form presence within the distribution system, may provide the information necessary to determine the most advantageous period for flushing.  The Key is to flush “prior to” the problem “not after” it is experienced.