By Carol Britton Meyer
There will be no increase in the water rates for Fiscal 2024, which comes as good news to Weir River Water System customers.
The system -- formerly operated by Aquarion Water Company -- transitioned to public ownership by the Town of Hingham in July 2020 and serves Hingham, Hull, and part of Cohasset.
In an update to the board of water commissioners (comprised of the Hingham Select Board) Water Superintendent Russell Tierney said WRWS is exploring the possibility of installing a new metering system and adding hybrid/electric vehicles to its fleet; working to enhance the security systems at the water treatment plant and remote locations, such as wells; and continuing its collection efforts on past-due accounts, among other responsibilities.
A new metering system would help track unaccounted-for water and monitor violations of watering restrictions.
Although he was overall pleased with the way watering restrictions went this year during the severe drought, Tierney explained, "We want to stay on top of how we can better implement water bans" in the future.
The overall Weir River Water System's mission is to provide "outstanding service to our customers . . . while continuously supplying the highest-quality water and improving the water system infrastructure," Tierney said.