Marlborough apprised of water usage and repairs

By Mark Reynolds
Posted 1/25/22

Recently Marlborough Water Superintendent Charles Muggeo gave his usual departmental report to the Town Board for December but he also provided a summary on water usage and activities for the entire …

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Marlborough apprised of water usage and repairs

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Recently Marlborough Water Superintendent Charles Muggeo gave his usual departmental report to the Town Board for December but he also provided a summary on water usage and activities for the entire 2021.

In December water consumption totaled 15,591 million gallons, with the daily usage at 502,935 gallons. In comparison November hit 16,079 million gallons with a daily usage of 535,966.

Muggeo said his department had to repair hydrants on Milton Turnpike, Route 9W, Warren St. and Orchard View Dr. They continued to install snow markers and winterized a number of hydrants where needed.

A repair was made to a curb box and repairs were also made to water main road cuts on North Rd, Mahoney Rd, Route 9W and Old Indian Rd with assistance from the Highway Department.

A service line was repaired on Milton Turnpike as well as a sewer riser on a manhole on Main St. in Milton.

At the corner of Old Indian Rd. and South Rd. his department repaired a valve box.

Muggeo said his department performed 1 service line inspection, did 4 closings and 20 mark-outs. They used 260 gallons of gas, 20 gallons of diesel fuel and covered 2,000 miles for the month.

Turning to 2021, Muggeo said water consumption hit 196,130 million gallons for the year with a monthly usage of 16,344,166 gallons, with a daily usage of 537,345 gallons. Compared to 2020, the town’s annual usage hit 194,339 million gallons for the year, monthly usage was 16.194.600 million gallons and the daily usage was 532,435 gallons.

In 2021 the town had 14 water main breaks while in 2020 there were 5.

In 2021 they repaired 9 hydrants, 3 of which were hit by motor vehicles. The previous year there were only 4 hydrant repairs, 2 of which suffered from vehicle accidents.

Last year the department repaired 9 service lines but in 2020 they repaired 15 lines.

In 2021 valve needed to be repaired while in 2020 there were 2.

Last year the department had 2 sewer back up calls and in 2020 there were 4.

In 2021 they repaired 14 curb boxes and 18 in 2020. Last year there were 91 closings and in 2020 there were 65 closings.

As far as mark-outs, there were 435 last year and 425 in 2020, and last year there were 6 new TAPS and 4 in 2020.

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