2013 Winter Drawdown Schedule
Arlington Pond & Millville Lake
Arlington Pond - Gate will be open to discharge approx 50 mgd.
Big Island Pond - Begins drawing down by opening their gate 50%
Arlington Pond - gate will be adjusted again to maintain a steady state
with maximum flow anticipated to be 100mgd
Millville Lake - gate will be opened 12"
Big Island Pond - will open their gate 100%
Arlington Pond - gate will be adjusted again to maintain a steady state with maximum flow anticipated to be 100 mgd
" No Downstream flooding is anticipated"
October 28 - 31
Winter levels should be achieved. (Arlington approx 156.0') (Big Island 2.2' @ indicator)
Any question please call the Salem Utility Department at 890-2171
Meter Replacement Program
If you have not received a letter from the Town requesting you schedule an appointment for for a new water meter, you will be contacted at a later date.
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DAILY WEATHER & WATER LEVEL’S
WEATHER: Light Rain Temp:31˚
Canobie Lake 218.22'
Top of Flashboards 220.00'
Gate Status Closed
Arlington Pond 156.2'
Top of Flashboards 162.2' Winter Level 156.0'
Control Gate Status Open 8%
20” Gate Status Closed
Spicket River Flow @ Wheeler Dam 19.73 mgd
Millville Lake Winter Level
Gate Status Gate Open 12"
Big Island 1.9'
Top of Flashboards 7.75'
Control Gate Status Open 32 Teeth
Spicket River Flow @ U.S.G.S. N.S
33 cfs / 21.4 mgd
Bridge @ Larry’s… 107.15'
Bottom of Bridge…111.60'
The Utilities Division provides long term support for water and wastewater services for the community. Water supply and treatment are two critical components of the future.
The Canobie Lake Water Treatment Facility treats the water supply of Canobie Lake to produce high quality drinking water. The facility has a capacity to provide up to 6.0 million gallons per day (mgd). The treatment facility was designed and built to comply with EPA's Safe Drinking Water Act and Surface Water Treatment Rule.
The Canobie Lake water supply is important to the Town of Salem. Increasing Population and water demand are approaching the limits of the available supplies in Salem. Additional supplies are needed and existing supplies must be reliable. By filtering the surface water, the threat of bacterial contamination is substantially reduced and Canobie Lake becomes an extremely reliable source of drinking water for present and future needs.
Canobie Lake and Arlington Pond are the Utilities Division's two reservoirs. There is no swimming in Canobie Lake. Arlington Pond draw down starts on Columbus Day week. The gates are closed on or about Patriots Day week to refill the Pond, barring any unforeseen spring thaw events. Should residents experience discolored clothing as a result of a water main break; "red-out" rust remover may be obtained at the Canobie Lake Water Treatment Plant. Residents that experience problems with watercolor, taste, or pressure are urged to call the Canobie Lake Water Treatment Plant.
Water distribution/construction requests for inspections must be made 24 hours in advance. Please call (603) 890-2156 for further details.
Requests for final meter readings may be made by calling (603) 890-2042.
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Important Information About Your Drinking Water from the Salem Water Department
Salem Water Quality Report - 2009Disinfection UpdateBackflow Prevention ProgramConservation Measures for Public Education
North Policy StreetSalem, NH 03079
Phone: (603) 890-2171
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