Water Tank Siting: The Wonderful World of Weston Water, Part 2, March 21
It’s time for L’eau, Parte Deux, Weston, and for a review of your high school French. Fine, just the first part, quel dommage.
When we last met our Water Tanks, it was to talk about Design and Hydraulics on February 16. If you were unable to attend that show, you can catch the recording here. Engineering stuff that was. Next up is the Siting piece which will be reviewed on Tuesday, March 21 from 7-9 pm. I am not sure I can attend this one because it is going to be clear that we are going to have to build the new tanks in new spots in pretty forests. It hurts. I get it, but it hurts. We are talking about Cat Rock, Doublet Hill and Paine’s Hill, aka Highland Forest, folks, and the reason the tanks need to stay around there is called gravity. And elevation.
Also, the WHS Fractal Fair has been re-scheduled to March 21. Engineering vs Math. Let’s see who wins. Oh wait, I guess they’re friends.
Here’s the official notice:
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After Weston’s water tanks nearly ran dry during the drought of 2016, Town management became aware that a review of its water infrastructure was in order. Voters at Town Meeting in May, 2018 authorized funding for an independent and comprehensive review of the Town’s water system. This review, a Water Master Plan, was presented to the Town by Wright-Pierce, Engineers, in the spring of 2019. The Water Master Plan analyzed our existing water system and infrastructure (including pipes, pump stations, tanks, and water source), and made recommendations to ensure that the infrastructure and system could supply adequate water to the Town for the next 20 years and beyond.
The Water Master Plan can be read in its entirety here.
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