The monthly meeting of the Board of Water Commissioners was held at the office at 5 PM with all members present. Superintendent Chris Wiseman and Prudential committee member Amy Kates were also present.

The July regular minutes were approved.

The warrants were signed.

Coliform testing results were “0” for June. MTBE results

were also “0.” Additional information on water quality testing is available on the District’s new website under “Cotuit Water Department, Consumer Confidence Report.”

The following information was included in the Superintendent’s report:


July Pumpage          2011  –    34,928,000  gal     2010 –   41,224,000  gal

…………One new service was installed in Cotuit Meadows and one service was replaced on School Street.

…………Servicemaster is nearly finished with the graffiti cleanup.

…………More pricing information will be obtained on metal signs or “water restriction” notification.


Discussion was held on the proposal from the GHD engineering firm, on the main extension to the Newtown Road tank.

Mr. Calise made a motion to award the contract to GHD for the design, bidding and construction of the water main from Rte. 28 through the Fire District’s property to the new tank for water flow improvement, with Mr. Wiseman to re-negotiate the fee for services.  Mr. Barnicle seconded the motion and it was so voted.

The Board signed an agreement with the Weston & Sampson engineering firm to provide services for bidding the paving of the access roadways to the wells. Mr. Wiseman will meet with firm rep. Tom Bolan to discuss the production schedule.

The proposal from the Weston & Sampson engineering firm for the design of a new Security system was discussed.  The Board asked for a more detailed itemized breakdown of the total cost for September’s meeting.

Discussion was held on Sprint’s proposed upgrades at the antenna site. A request by A T & T for re-permitting with the FAA was also discussed. Mr. Wiseman was asked to inquire about this procedure.

The 671 Main Street project will most likely be completed by the end of September.

Mr. Calise began the discussion on the use of solar power in the well fields. Discussion will continue next month, after Board members speak with other Barnstable departments to gain a better understanding of this process.

Discussion on the revision of the current personnel policy will continue at the September meeting.

The next meeting will be held on September 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm.

The meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm.