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Portsmouth water mains flushed starting Tuesday

Portsmouth water mains flushed starting Tuesday

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Water and Fire District will be flushing water mains from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. per the following schedule: • Tuesday, Oct. 7: Willow Lane and Sprague Street, Bristol Ferry Road to Camara Drive and Mitchell Road, and side streets. • Wednesday, Oct. 8: Bristol Ferry Road from Cherokee Drive to Bayview Avenue,

A student from Portsmouth High School climbed to the top of this water tank on Dyer Street Friday morning.

Student leaves Portsmouth High, climbs water tank

PORTSMOUTH — A student left Portsmouth High School this morning and scaled a nearby water tank before climbing back down safely. “A Portsmouth High School student left the school and somehow got past a fence that surrounded the water tower on Dyer Street, owned by the Portsmouth water department, and climbed to the top of the


Levels of TTHMs in Portsmouth water exceed federal standards

PORTSMOUTH — The town’s drinking water has levels of trihalomethanes (TTHMs) that exceed federal standards, according to a statement released this afternoon by the Portsmouth Water and Fire District. However, at this time customers do not need to take any action such as switching to bottled water, according to the District. “This is not an emergency


Portsmouth water customers can now pay online

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Water and Fire District customers can now pay their water bills online through several methods using the District’s new web portal. Payments can be made through a recurring electronic draft payment from a checking account or a recurring credit or debit card payment. In addition, customers can make a one-time credit card or

Workers form a mountain of rock off West Main Road as they remove an old 4 million-gallon water tank at the Lawton Valley Treatment Plant in January. The hike in Portsmouth water rates will help offset the cost of the replacement of the treatment plant, as well as other projects.

Portsmouth water rates hiked by nearly 12 percent

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Water and Fire District customers can expect a sizable jump in water rates this year and for the next two years. According to Philip T. Driscoll, chairman of the administrative board, the board voted to increase its water rates by 11.88 percent for fiscal year 2014, which began on May 1. The annual