Special Notice from theBoard of Water and Sewer Commissioners
Please be advised that the Town of Foxborough Water and Sewer Department can no longer assist customers in the event that their pipes become frozen. This service has traditionally been provided to our customers as a courtesy. While we understand the problems and frustration that can come with frozen pipes, some of the customers to whom we provided assistance last winter later sought compensation from the Town for problems which arose from providing temporary connections.
We regret the inconvenience that this might cause.
Please be aware that there are private contractors that will provide a thawing service to customers with frozen pipes, should you encounter this situation this winter.
Tips to Help Prevent Pipes from Freezing
- When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe – even at a trickle – helps prevent pipes from freezing.
- Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals out of the reach of children.
- Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
- If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.
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In honor of American Heart Month, which is February, Sturdy Memorial Hospital is working to increase awareness of heart disease and stroke in our community. Sturdy, a Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) designated primary stroke service provider, urges the public to learn the signs and symptoms of stroke and to call 9-1-1 immediately if they think someone is having a stroke. Alerting 9-1-1 operators, first responders, and emergency department personnel that stroke symptoms are present is vital as it could make the difference between life and death.
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WATER DEPARTMENT NOTICE
January 28, 2016
Please be advised that there is a large fire on Pine Acres Road. This may result in widespread dirty water within the Town.
If this does occur, the Water Department will address this situation as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Continuing his efforts to protect homeowners against dishonest individuals, Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell reminds residents about the availability of a free on-line Consumer Notification Service offered by the Registry to protect Norfolk County property owners against fraud.
“The F.B.I. has reported that property and mortgage fraud is one of the fastest growing white collar crimes in the United States. Multiple jurisdictions across the country have reported individuals recording fraudulent documents and making it appear like they own another person’s home or property. While we have been fortunate that this problem has not revealed itself here in Norfolk County, I want to make sure my office is proactively and vigorously protecting consumers,” noted Register O’Donnell. Continue reading Register O’Donnell Promotes Campaign Against Real Estate Fraud
Dec. 13 event at Patriot Place’s outdoor ice rink to feature appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus and performances by eight New England figure skating clubs and seven New England figure skaters. The event is sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating.
Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to Winter Skate at Patriot Place presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care on Sunday, Dec. 13, and they are bringing a talented lineup of figure skaters to perform in this year’s Holiday on Ice show to benefit Cradles to Crayons.
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