2012 Winter Drawdown Schedule
Arlington Pond & Millville Lake
October 9-10: Arlington Pond - Gate will be open to discharge approximately 50 mgd.
October 12: Big Island Pond - Begins drawing down by opening theirr gate 50%.
October 12: Arlington Pond - gate will be adjusted maintain a steady stte on the lake.
October 12: Millville Lake - gate will be opened 12"
October 15 Big Island Pond - will open their gate 100%.
October 15: Arlington Pond - gate will be adjusted again to mainain a steady state with maximum flow anticipated to be 100 mgd.
" NO DOWNSTREAM FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED"
October 15-23 Continuing with Lake drawdown's to winter levels
October 24-29 Winter levels should be achieved. (Arlington; approx. 156.0') (Big Island; 2.2' @ indicator)
Any questions call the Salem NH Water Department @ 890-2171
Meter Replacement Program
IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE TOWN REQUESTING YOU SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A NEW WATER METER, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED AT A LATER DATE.
DAILY WEATHER & WATER LEVEL’S
WEATHER: Clear Temp:64˚
RAIN : .45"
Canobie Lake 220.11'
Top of Flashboards 220.00'
Gate Status Closed
Arlington Pond 162.3'
Top of Flashboards 162.2'
Control Gate Status 3% Open - Opening to 8%
20” Gate Status Closed
Spicket River Flow @ Wheeler Dam 15.30 mgd
Millville Lake Summer Level
Gate Status Gate Closed
Big Island 7.75'
Top of Flashboards 7.75'
Control Gate Status Open 8 Teeth
Spicket River Flow @ U.S.G.S. N.S
20 cfs / 13 mgd
Bridge @ Larry’s… 107.48'
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.
Find out about our Fall Flushing Program.
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
Billing questions? See Finance Department for further information.
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