There will be an installation of a new water main on Farm Street on Thursday, November 19, 2015.
The water will be shut off at 9:00 am and hopefully the water will be back on at 12:00 pm.
If there is rain or an unexpected delay on Thursday, the raindate to perform work will be Monday November 23, 2015 with same hours.
If you have any questions, please contact the Water Department at (508) 883-9331.
We appreciate your patience while this work is being completed.
Water Main Flushing
The Blackstone Water Department will be flushing water mains to remove sediments that can cause brown and black sediment. The flushing will take place November 10th until December 31, 2015 from Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
All customers should be aware that flushing will cause temporary water discoloration. The discoloration comes from small particles of iron and manganese that are removed from pipe walls. The discoloration is temporary and typically clears in four to five hours. It is recommended that resdients check the water before use, especially prior to doing laundry. If rust stains appear on washed clothing or fixtures, an iron removing detergent can be obtained free of charge from the Corrosion Control Facility at 53 Elm Street.
DO NOT TRY TO BLEACH STAINED CLOTHES, AS THIS WILL SET STAIN PERMANENTLY.
Customers can call the Water Department at (508) 883-9331 for further assistance.
Snow Plow Contractors
The Town of Blackstone Department of Public Works needs snow plowing contractors for the 2015-2016 winter season.
All vehicles must be equipped with a snowplow, legally registered, and covered by the owner's compulsory vehicle insurance.
Town of Blackstone
There is a mandatory water ban on an odd/even basis.
You can water between the hours of 5:00 am - 8:00 am only.
Residents with even numbered homes may water on even days, and odd numbered homes may water on odd days.
Water and Sewer Rates
For 0-10,000 gallons of water used the charge is $60.00.
For 10,001-50,000 gallons used an additional $3.25 per thousand gallons is charged.
For 50,001-100,000 gallons used an additional charge of $4.50 per thousand gallons is charged.
For 100,001 - 999,999 gallons used a final charge of $6.00 per thousand gallons is charged.
For 0-10,000 gallons of sewer used the charge is $100.00.
For 10,001-50,000 gallons used an additional $5.95 per thousand gallons is charged.
For 50,001-100,000 gallons used an additional charge of $8.38 per thousand gallons is charged.
For 100,001 - 999,999 gallons used a final charge of $10.08 per thousand gallons is charged.
Tips to Prevent Stormwater Runoff Pollution:
- Never dump anything down storm drains or in streams.
- Pick Up after your pet
- Compost your yard waste
- Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep up driveways, sidewalks, and gutters