SEARSPORT — Lower-than-normal water pressure is expected for most of the day Thursday, Nov. 18, as Searsport Water District installs two new hydrants near the Stockton Springs town line.

The hydrant installation is expected to take approximately eight hours and customers residing within the Searsport area of the water distribution system may experience a drop in water pressure.

The new hydrants are being installed in preparation for Maine Department of Transportation’s culvert replacement project scheduled for next fall.

In an attempt to reduce the amount of the anticipated pressure drop, Searsport Water District will be opening an emergency interconnection system with the Belfast Water District.

According to a Facebook post from Searsport Water District, “Since the Belfast system has nearly the same pressure as the Searsport system we should see minimal changes in the system pressure. However, if water usage is excessive during this time frame, pressures within the Searsport section may be reduced.”

The Stockton Springs section of the water distribution system will not be affected by this interruption.

For more information, call Searsport Water District at 548-2910 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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