The Town of Oakland pumps, stores, treats, distributes, and tests the water it provides to its customers. Public Works is responsible for the pumping facility's operability, maintenance of the water-storage tanks, maintenance of distribution lines and accessories (e.g. valves, hydrants, meters), and timely and appropriate testing of water for quality and pathogens. On a semi-annual basis, we test hydrants for pressure and open hydrants to "flow" excess sediments from dead-end lines. There are three water-storage tanks, when combined can hold up to 800,000 gallons of water, 130 fire hydrants, and over 1,200 metered connections.
As long as it has existed (1887), the Town of Oakland has relied solely on septic systems for its waste water needs. Beginning in 2017, Oakland will connect its first customers and plans are already being developed that will eventually allow for expansion into established neighborhoods. More information on the status of the waste water service will follow.
The image to the left depicts construction of the Town's Master Regional Lift Station, located on Old HWY 50 near the West Orange Trail Head.