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Leak Detection Program (Fall)

Portsmouth Water & Fire District is running a program to detect leaks throughout our water distribution system. During this time employees and a contractor will be using equipment to listen for any abnormalities on the water line piping around various parts of town, most commonly on road shoulders near property lines. Leak detection will start 9/18/2023 and will continue for 2-3 weeks. Dates subject to change.

Transmitter Replacement Project (Ongoing)

We are in the process of replacing transmitter devices throughout the district. These devices enable us to acquire water meter readings through wireless communication and are usually located on the outside of the house near where your water service enters. Over time these devices need replacing due to being defective, coming to end of life, tampering, or various other reasons. Unfortunately, in order to do the switch out, a PWFD water distribution operator will need to step onto the property. We appreciate your patience while we perform these replacements. This will be an ongoing project.

GPS Project (Ongoing)

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 water distribution operators, geographical information systems analyst, and intern work to accomplish this project. This will be an ongoing project.