What is being done about discolored water in Ware

Hampshire County

Many residents in the town of Ware are concerned about the brownish colored water that is coming out of their faucets.

Town Manager Stuart Beckley says it’s an ongoing issue with the town’s water system.

“Recently it’s happened from some flow tests we’ve done with area businesses and some fires the fire department has had to respond to so that has changed the flow and stirs up the system and causes the discoloration to come out.,” said Ware Town Manager Stuart Beckley. 

“It’s only once or twice that I’ve noticed discoloration. We always had the best drinking water in the state as far as I was concerned and I would say it’s only been in the last 10 years or so that we’ve had these issues,” said Janet Harrison of Ware.

Beckley says the water is safe and the town is taking measures to get rid of the discoloration. He says they are developing a plan for testing the water and they plan to start flushing the fire hydrants at night. 

Beckley says the town is looking to build a new $6 million water treatment plant by sometime next year.

They are also planning to replace the aging pipes as well.

Beckley says that residents will receive robo calls when the DPW starts to flush the water mains. 

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