Construction of the SHWD distribution system began in 1958. Upgrades and additional facilities have been added over the years including Cottage Glen. Much of the system components have exceeded or are reaching the end of their useful life and need to be replaced. SHWD has applied for and has received a $2,500,000 loan from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to facilitate replacing much of this aging system. More information on this project is available in the documents listed below.
Check out Commissioner Jill Lipoti's Facility Tour to see the issues the syste upgrade project is addressing.
Look at one example of why we need to upgrade the water system. Pictures are from emergency repair work in August, 2022.