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.

Power Outage 10/17/2015

Houlton Water Company

Power Outage

In order to change out faulty equipment at our Bangor Street substation, we need a 4.5 hour power outage from 2:00 am to 6:30 am on Saturday, October 17th, 2015. The following southern sections of the Town of Houlton will be without power; Hartford St. south to Smyrna St., Military Street and the streets south to just beyond the Hodgdon Town line on US Rt #1, and Bangor St. and all streets south to the Old Calais Rd.  If needed the rain date for the change out will be the same time but on Sunday, October 18, 2015.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience during the outage. If you have any questions or concerns with the planned outage please contact the Houlton Water Company office at 532-2259.


Streets Affected;

Smyrna St. to Intersection of Porter Settlement Road.   –   Bangor St. to Intersection of McIntyre Road  – AND Court St. South to Benn’s Auto.

Abraham St. Fair St. Hillview Ave. Riverside St.
Alfred St. Fairview St. Hogan St. Rogers St.
Alice Ave. Fifth St. Holland St. Salem St.
Avon St, Florence Ave Johnson St. School St.
Benn St. Franklin Ave. Kelleran St. South St.
Bowdoin St. Franklin Court Leonard St. Spring St.
Brook St. Grange St. Madigan St. State St.
Buffalo St. Granite St. Maher Ave. Steelstone St.
Carr Ave. Green St. Military St. Sterritt St.
Cleveland St. Grove St. North St. to Maple St. Sugarloaf Ave
Columbia St. Hartford St. Park St. Sunnyside St.
Commonwealth Ave. Heywood St. Pearce Ave. Varney Ave.
Drew Ave High St. Reservoir Hill Watson Ave.
Evergreen Lane. Hillview Ave. Ridgeway St. Wilson St.

Power Outage 10/10/15

In order to change out faulty equipment at our Carys Mills substation, we need a 2.5 hour power outage from 4:00 am to 6:30 am on Saturday; October 10, 2015.  The following areas will be affected; Towns of Hodgdon, Linneus, New Limerick and Ludlow.  If needed the rain date for the change out will be the same time but on Sunday, October 11, 2015.

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