Water main breaks, along with other disruptions of flow can cause discoloration in the distribution system.
It is considered Soft. Water hardness refers to the concentration of certain minerals, particularly those containing calcium and magnesium. People tend to ask about hardness after reading the owner's manual for a new dishware or washing machine. This is because hardness minerals inhibit the sudsing action of soaps and detergents. In areas of the country where water is very hard, these mineral deposits can damage boilers and block water pipes.
Turbidity is the cloudiness of water. This cloudiness is caused by particles, largely clay, that are so tiny they will not settle out of the water on their own. These particles are undesirable because they interfere with disinfection.
Water Department personnel must complete removal of the outside remote. Call the Utilities Division at (603) 890-2175 to arrange for the removal & reinstallation of your outside remote. There is no charge for this service.
No, the Town does not add fluoride to the water supply.
Usually this is due to a water main break in your neighborhood. The Utilities Division personnel must turn off the water to repair the line. It is only off as long as is required to repair the pipes. Inquiries about the status of main breaks should be made by calling the Public Works Department at (603) 890-2150.
We cannot feasibly notify everyone door to door that we need to turn the water off in an emergency like this. We can assure you that it is only done if necessary and will be restored as soon as possible.
One cubic foot of water is equivalent to 7.48 gallons. One hundred cubic feet would equal 748 gallons.
Only if the valve is part of a complete meter horn assembly. Most older services (Prior to 1985) would not fit into this category. Otherwise the valve replacement would be the responsibility of the property owner. The water supply to your home would have to be shut off at the curb stop to allow for the valve change. Please contact 890-2175 to schedule an appointment. There is no fee for this service provided it takes place during normal business hours. (Monday thru Friday 7:00 am-3: 30 pm)
Non Emergency (603) 893-1911
Fax: (603) 894-4861
Salem Police Department Headquarters9 Veterans Memorial ParkwaySalem, NH 03079