Restrictions on Outside Water Use

The Town has not lifted the water restriction imposed last year due to the drought. While the water table has improved some, the State Department of Environmental Services is still encouraging restrictions because the weather forecast looks drier than normal as well as warmer than usual (which promotes dryness). Therefore, there continues to be no residential lawn watering in Town. Fees may be imposed for non-compliance.

If you receive a water bill from the Rollinsford Water Sewer District, you are subject to a stricter water use restriction. Details can be found here: https://rollinsfordwatersewer.org/2021/05/27/mandatory-water-ban-all-outdoor-water-use/

For more information about drought conditions in Strafford County visit: https://www.drought.gov/states/new-hampshire/county/strafford

Rollinsford Water and Sewer District – Restrictions on all Outdoor Water Use

The Rollinsford Water and Sewer District (RWSD) has implemented a mandatory water ban that includes restrictions on ALL outdoor water use including all outdoor watering, car washing, pool filling, etc. It is extremely important that our District members comply (and help spread the word) so we can bring our water tank back up to levels adequate for fire suppression. Once the water tank level is restored to its necessary depth (hopefully within a week or so), watering of vegetable gardens will be permitted while restrictions on other outdoor watering will continue to be necessary until drought conditions improve. Please know that this is an evolving process and the RWSD will continue communication with District members on the current levels of the restrictions. For a more detailed description of the restrictions, go to the RWSD website or watch the recording of the May 25th RWSD Commissioners’ meeting: HERE (Minutes 48:57 through 1:27:52 and Minutes 1:58:36 through 2:23:18 are when the topic was discussed). If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the District office at 603-742-8124 or VIA EMAIL.

Ban on Outdoor Water Use

Last September, the Rollinsford Water and Sewer District (RWSD) issued a mandatory water ban restricting all outdoor water use throughout the District. Unfortunately, the entire state is still experiencing abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions. Please note that THE BAN HAS NOT BEEN LIFTED and is still in place until conditions improve. Per this ban, all outdoor water use activities are restricted within the District. We are continuing to monitor the situation and may make modifications to the restrictions as conditions improve. (We will send out further notifications to District members as modifications are made.) If you have any questions, please contact the District office at 603-742-8124 or via email. For helpful tips on water use and conservation, visit https://www.epa.gov/watersense.

Water Shut-off to Downtown Area: 5/17/21

Water service has been shut-off in the downtown area due to an unforeseen issue with the Willey Street pipe replacement project. The crew is working hard to get things back up and running; water will be restored as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Water Shut Off 5/17/21

ROLLINSFORD WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT (RWSD) NOTICE

Water Shut-off

Monday, May 17th, 3 pm

To enable the connection to the new water main on Willey Street, there will be a planned water shut-off on Monday, May 17th , beginning at 3 pm.

Streets that may have an interruption in their water service include Locust Street, Willey Street, Willey Street Extension, and Stevens Court. The shut-off could last up to six hours.

Please call the RWSD office at 603-742-8124 with questions.

*Note: District Members are also encouraged to provide the RWSD with their email address to enable receipt of future electronic notifications and emergency alerts.

Water Restored Around Willey Street

Water service in the Willey Street area has been restored. If you observe any discoloration in the water and/or spurting due to air in the line, please run the faucet until your water is clear and cold.
We also apologize for the unexpected water shut off this afternoon. It was not a planned shut-off and was due to an unforeseen situation in the Willey / Prospect intersection. We do not anticipate there being additional shut-offs to service this week during construction; however, we will notify affected households if necessary. We appreciate your patience throughout this project.

Willey Street/Prospect Street Road Closures Beginning 5.3.21

The Willey Street Pipe Replacement Project is scheduled to begin Monday, May 3rd. The intersection of Willey Street and Prospect Street will be closed for at least the first week of the project. As the work progresses, there will be a point where it moves down closer to the Locust Street end of Willey and, at that time, the Locust/Willey intersection will be closed. Signs will be posted throughout the duration of the project to indicate all detours and road closures. We thank you for your patience and understanding.