On Monday December 11th and continuing throughout the week, the Vinalhaven Water District will begin a hydraulic flow test of the water system.
The test will involve flowing and pressure testing fire hydrants within the system. The data collected from this test will be used by the District to develop a hydraulic model that will capture pressure and flows throughout the entire water distribution system. That model will be included in a newly developed capital improvement plan that will guide the District towards future infrastructure improvements.
During the test water pressure will fluctuate within the system. Some areas may experience low pressure. A test of this type can also stir up particulates in the pipes resulting in cloudy or dirty water.
The District appreciates your patience and understanding during this process.