PASCOAG WATER DEPARTMENT IS ISSUING AN UPDATED ADVISORY ON WATER CONSUMPTION
Pascoag has been advised by the Rhode Island Department of Health that MTBE levels at its wellfields are in excess of 1,100 parts per billion.
Based on these numbers, RIDOH has new water restrictions in place immediately.
Water must not be used for drinking, food preparation, or brushing teeth
Children under six are not to be bathed in the water
Do not use water in any area that is not well ventilated
Do not dry clothes in an dryer without proper ventilation
WATER CONSERVATION IS MANDATORY!! PLEASE USE WATER WISELY
Recycling plastic water bottles and cardboard containers:
Please remember to recycle your water containers properly.
Separate cardboard from plastic
Break down cardboard boxes
Step on and crush plastic bottles before putting them in your recycling bin
Bottles CANNOT be put back in cardboard containers for recycling. The recycling contractor WILL NOT pick up the containers.
Recently Pascoag Water Department received donations from several suppliers. On behalf of all Pascoag water customers, special thanks to:
Village IGA Marketplace
McDonalds (North Smithfield and Uxbridge)
Mr. Brigido, owner of the Village IGA Marketplace donated a truckload of bottled water. In addition to this delivery, Mr. Brigido has allowed Pascoag to use his equipment to unload other water deliveries.
A new resident to the village, Mr. Gerry Laskowski, operator of the North Smithfield and Uxbridge McDonalds arranged with Dannon, one of his suppliers, to deliver a truckload of bottled water to the District.
A special thank you to these two folks who have gone out of their way to be good neighbors to the community.