The Hadleigh Woods Community Water System (HWCWS) is a condominium owned water system and consists of 62 units. The water facilities consist of three bedrock wells, a suitable sized pump house and a 25,000 gallon atmospheric storage tank, (2) 7.5 hp VTD booster pumps that maintain water pressure from 50 to 80 psi, automatic controls, and consists primarily of 4” PVC water mains and HDPE service lines to each residence. The system operates on a demand basis. A pressure transducer controls well pump operation and pressure controls booster pump operation, these booster pumps alternate unless there is a great demand in which both pumps will run. The pump house is constructed with an at-grade entrance and contains the control and pumping equipment, atmospheric storage, as well as water treatment equipment including a cationic exchange media (water softener) as treatment for iron and low level manganese (staining agents) in the well water. The water storage tank holds water for domestic as well as fire protection purposes. An approved Fire Department connection is provided outside the station as a dry hydrant. There is a standby generator set, VFD control panel and an outside warning light with no horn active.Two bedrock wells were installed in 2002. Well #1 is a 6” diameter bedrock well and is 145’ deep. Well #2 is also a 6” diameter bedrock well and is 125’ deep. Both wells yielded 19.5 gpm during their pumping test and were permitted for 19.5 gpm each.The water lines are flushed once or twice a year and residents are notified before hand.We have volunteers for the purposes of keeping the water softener vat full and to keep vigil by taking meter readings, water tank level, booster pump alternation, and keeping a clean environment and notifying the system operator of any issues. A number of issues have been identified and relayed to the system operator before any major breakdown occurs.The combination of their vigilance and buying bulk, these volunteers save the Association hundreds of dollars each year.
Hampstead Water (owned by Lewis Builders) became our new system operator on 7/1/2010