Planned Electrical Outage July 30th 2019 (Rain Date 07/31/2019)

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Electric Outage July 30, 2019

Rain Date – July 31, 2019

Power will be turned off at 11:00 P.M. on July 30, 2019, and will be restored at approximately 4:00 A.M. on July 31, 2019.

 The limited locations for the outage are as follows:

          Cooks Brook Road

          Foxcroft Court

          All of the Foxcroft Road from Pleasant Street out

          Smith Road

          Lowery Road

          Crawford Road  

          Currier Road

This outage is required for the Houlton Water Company to upgrade the 34.5 kV sub-transmission line.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact out office at

(207)532-2259.

 Thank you for your understanding.

11/04/2018 Outage Update

11/04/2018

Power has been restored to the HWC system as of 3:15 AM

Thank you again for your patience.

Greg Sherman

GM

11/04/2018 Outage

HWC is experiencing a system wide power outage caused by a transmission issue on Emera Maine’s system.

Emera Maine’s transmission system which supplies power to Aroostook County and HWC is currently down.  HWC is in contact with Emera Maine and when we have more information with regard to restoration time we will pass along that information to customers.

Thank you for your patience.

Greg Sherman

GM

HWC meeting of the Directors 07/09/2018 @ 11:30AM

 

HOULTON WATER COMPANY

NOTICE TO AUTHORIZE APPROVAL OF LETTER OF INTENT FOR TRANSFORMER PURCHASE

 Notice is hereby given that the Houlton Water Company (HWC) will hold a meeting of the directors on Monday July 09, 2018 at 11:30 A.M., at the HWC offices located at 21 Bangor Street, Houlton, Maine. This will be held for the purpose of approving a letter of intent authorizing New Brunswick Power Corporation to issue a Notice of Award for the purchase of a 69/34.5kV substation transformer.

The meeting of the HWC Board of Directors will be open to the public and all ratepayers or other interested parties are invited to attend.

 

                                                                                                                ______________________________

Gregory F. Sherman, General Manager

                                                                                                                Houlton Water Company

HWC meeting of the Directors 04/05/2018 @ 4:30pm

HOULTON WATER COMPANY
NOTICE OF INTENT TO AUTHORIZE NOTICE OF AWARD OF CONTRACT AND EXECUTION OF CONTRACT
Notice is hereby given that the Houlton Water Company (HWC) will hold a meeting of the Directors, open to the public, on April 5, 2018 at 4:30 p.m., at the Houlton Water Company Offices located at 21 Bangor Street, Houlton, Maine for the purpose of considering the Award of Contract and the authorization for execution of said contract, for the purpose of Renovations of the Houlton Water Company Bangor Street Office.
The meeting of the Board of Directors will be open to the public and all ratepayers and other interested parties are invited to attend.

Power Outage Thursday night October 19th, 2017

The Houlton Water Company will require a planned power outage on Thursday, October 19, 2017 beginning at 10:00 P.M. that will last approximately 3 hours until 1:00 A.M. This outage is being taken to repair a critical piece of equipment recently identified as having an issue during an inspection of Foxcroft Substation located on Drake’s Hill.

Areas affected include: Hillview Ave (Acott’s Custom Painting to Military St.), Military St. from Hillview Ave to the Airport, Guy Street, Grant Street, Cary Street, Garrison Road, Cooks Brook Road, White Settlement to Catalina Road, Houlton Trailer Park, Hovey Road, Henderson Hill Road, Lindor Lane, Turbill Road, Lincoln Road. All of the airport, all of the Foxcroft Rd. including side roads.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this outage.  If you have any questions or concerns with the planned outage please contact the Houlton Water Company office at 532-2259 or 532-2350.

March 2nd, 2017 – Power Outage Limited Sections of Houlton

The Houlton Water Company will require a planned power outage on Thursday, March 2, 2017 beginning at 1:00 P.M. that will last approximately 45 minutes. In the event of colder temperatures or poor weather conditions, the outage will be moved to Friday, March 3.

Areas affected include: Drew Avenue, Wilson Avenue, Franklin Avenue (from Commonwealth Avenue to Hillview Avenue), Hillview Avenue (from Reservoir Hill to Park Street), High Street (from Pearce Avenue to Weeks Street), Weeks Street, Carr Avenue, Fair Street, Avon Street, and Reservoir Hill.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this outage.  If you have any questions or concerns with the planned outage please contact the Houlton Water Company office at 532-2259 or 532-2350.

HWC Power Outage 09-11-2016

Houlton Water will be taking a power outage at our Carys Mills Substation on September 11; Sunday morning from 4:30 am until 7:00 am.  The outage will include circuits in Hodgdon, Linneus, New Limerick and Ludlow.  The outage is necessary to perform substation transformer maintenance.  If you have questions or concerns please call our office at 532-2259.

2015 Excellence in Operations from MWUA

MAINE WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION

EXCELLENCE IN OPERATIONS AWARD

FEBRUARY 4, 2015 

PRESENTED TO

Houlton Water Company

IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

WHERE A TEAM EFFORT HAS CONTRIBUTED TO

EXCELLENCE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

 

CONSISTENT PUBLIC HEALTH AND

ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORY COMPLIANCE;

MAINTENANCE OF SYSTEM INFRASTRUCTURE AND EQUIPMENT;

CONTINUOUS WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT;

TRAINING AND EDUCATION OF UTILITY EMPLOYEES;

PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH;

RESEARCH TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF DRINKING WATER

The MWUA held it’s bi-annual meeting at the Houlton Lodge of Elks club on June 11, 2015. The MWUA is a non profit membership organization established in 1925 to represent the water utility membership in the legislature, policy proceedings, regulatory environment and networking. In addition the MWUA provides training to all its member systems . The Houlton Water Company has been a member since the inception of the MWUA,

During the June MWUA meeting the Houlton Water Company (HWC) was the proud recipient of the MWUA Excellence in Operations award.

 

 

 

 

2015 Outstanding Utility of the Year by NEWWA

New England Water Works Association

125 Hopping Brook Road

Holliston, MA 01746-1471

T 508.893.7979 § F 508.893.9898

www.newwa.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: September 22, 2015

CONTACTS:       Raymond Raposa (508) 893-7979 / (617) 694-8225

                                Kirsten King (508) 893-7979

 Houlton Water Company

Named an Outstanding Utility of the Year by the New England Water Works Association

 HOLLISTON, Mass. – The Houlton Water Company was named a 2015 Utility of the Year by the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA), the region’s largest and oldest not-for-profit organization of water works professionals.

“This award recognizes a utility that has made significant improvements to its water system infrastructure, customer service, staff training, and operations to further protect the safety of its water supplies and the public health of its consumers,” said Raymond J. Raposa, NEWWA executive director.

The water company was recognized in the medium-size systems’ category, which includes utilities that service a population between 3,301 and 49,999. Houlton Water Company serves a population of 6,200.

The Houlton Water Company has demonstrated diligence in reviewing its water infrastructure and developing plans to improve their already excellent service. The water/sewer field staff currently consists of four employees, who manage three water storage facilities, 43 miles of water mains, 37 miles of sewer collection system mains, 3 well fields, 2 water pump stations, 1 water booster pump station and 7 sewer pump stations. The company maintains an extraordinary collaborative spirit, which translates to excellent service for their customers in the town of Houlton and part of the neighboring town of Hodgdon. Personnel from each department and the company’s board of directors come together to work on many projects, including their very active safety program.

Houlton Water Company also values voluntarism, evident in their willingness to offer assistance to any and all utilities that need help locating leaks, unfreezing water services and water mains, and unplugging sewers. They are first to volunteer their facilities for training and always send multiple employees to show their support to training efforts.

The award was accepted by John Clark, general manager of Houlton Water Company, on Tuesday, September 22nd at NEWWA’s 2015 Annual Conference.

The New England Water Works Association is a nonprofit, independent, member-driven organization dedicated to serving the region’s water works professionals and the public interest. It is the oldest and most active regional water works association in the United States. For more than a century, NEWWA has worked to improve and sustain public water supplies, protect public health and safety, and advance the water supply profession. Visit us at newwa.org.