Friday, November 8, 2019
BOIL WATER ALERT HAS BEEN LIFTED
The cause for a positive e. coli sample for North Berwick Water District turned out to be localized to only one location. This location had an internal issue. Fortunately, because of their (required) backflow device, contaminated water NEVER entered the North Berwick Water District’s municipal supply. Extensive testing of various other points have tested negative for e. coli as well as all of the North Berwick Water District’s wells.
A more detailed letter will be sent out to our water customers.
The North Berwick Water District was established in 1896. The first office was located one mile behind the former Pratt and Whitney facility on Wells Street. In 1984, it moved to its present location at 503 High Street, only one mile from town.
Since 1972, the Water District went from 8 miles of water main to 17 miles and is now serving almost 700 customers.
Today, we maintain three wells, one located on Boyle Road, another on Morrills Mill Road and a third behind our office off Route 4.