Oak Bluffs water tank painting almost done


The Oak Bluffs Water District tank painting project is coming to an end with the final stages of filling, disinfection, bacteria testing and refilling this week.

“The tank will be back online on Friday,” said superintendent Kevin Johnson in a phone call with the Times. “Although the tank will be online, there is still ancillary work to be complete, such as relocating the communication towers, making the new control building operational, as well as general cleanup. During the initial week of the tank being back on line, residents may experience discolored water and a slight taste of chlorine from the disinfection process.”

Despite discoloration or chlorine, the water will be potable, he said. The Water District will attempt to keep occurrences to a minimum while the project is completed.