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Super-sized water issue in Southborough

Posted by Ralph Ranalli March 5, 2007 10:33 AM

SOUTHBOROUGH

Increasing water demand from the construction of super-sized homes over the past decade has forced the town to propose the construction of a $2.5 million water storage tank on Fairview Hill.

Public Works Director Karen Galligan said se plans to ask the April Town Meeting for the money to cover the cost of the two million-gallon tank, which was identified as a need in a recent water study completed by H2O Engineering Consulting Associates Inc. The tank would be built on a 1.23-acre parcel of town-owned land on the hill between Deerfoot Road and Sarsen Stone Way.

The report states the tank is needed to fix low pressure problems in parts of town and to make sure there is enough water to fight fires in the part of town south of Rte. 9. Water consumption in Southborough is increasing faster than population due in part to over sized homes with large yards, swimming pools, and multiple large appliances that use water, town officials say.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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