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GPS Project

Dear Resident:

We are in the process of building a high accuracy electronic mapping/database system for the water distribution system. In order to gather critical data, each customer’s curb stop (shut off valve) must be located. To minimize interruption and to maximize efficiency we are using past engineering drawings, a metal detector, and advanced global positioning system hardware. Unfortunately, we may have to do some light digging with hand tools to visually confirm the location of these curb stops as many have become buried over the years. We appreciate your patience while our team of distribution operators, geographical information systems analyst, and intern work to accomplish this project.

This will be an ongoing project.

Sincerely,

Portsmouth Water and Fire District