Water Utility Department

Location: 
Lower level of Town Hall at 12 School Street
Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Phone: 
(603) 886-6000 x2
Fax: 
(603) 881-3944
Email:
Valerie Marquez - Water Clerk
Barbara O'Brien - Water Clerk
For after hours EMERGENCY service please call Pennichuck Water Works (603) 882-5191.

Department Responsibilities

The Water Utility office is responsible for customer service, billings and payment processing for the Town's Water and Fire Service operations.
The Town of Hudson contracts with Pennichuck Water Works to provide overall operational services to the Hudson Water Utility.

Authority

RSA 38:4 authorizes the Town to establish ownership of a water system through the Annual or a Special Town Meeting; and the Town on January 13, 1998, held a Special Town Meeting through which the acquisition of the Water System from Consumers New Hampshire Water Company was approved by a greater than 2/3 majority; and RSA 38:26(1) authorizes a municipality, through its Board of Selectmen, to adopt such ordinances and bylaws relating to the water system or structures as required for proper maintenance and operation, which includes the authority to create a Water Utility Committee with duties prescribed by the Board of Selectmen.

Department News

Night Flushing

Pennichuck will be completing the annual flushing of the water mains in Hudson as part of our ongoing maintenance program. The flushing will occur between the hours of 10:00 pm to 6:00 am from May 13, 2018 to May 25, 2018. This program involves opening flushing valves to create increased water flows, which dislodge and clean out naturally occurring sediment in the pipelines. It may cause colored water and/or low pressure and there could be periods when you are without water. We recommend that you fill bottles with water for use during this time.

Outdoor Watering Ban

The watering ban will be odd/even days from May 1 to September 30 of each year. All residents with odd numbered houses may use outdoor water on odd numbered days. All residents with even numbered houses may use outdoor water on even numbered days.

Hudson Water Tested Safe

The Town of Hudson has two active community wells in Litchfield and they were both tested in March, 2016 for PFOA.

One well tested for 7 parts per trillion and the other tested for 9 parts per trillion. Both wells have tested below state (100 parts per trillion) and federal (400 parts per trillion) levels and no action is required at this time.