20 W Emma Street Rockford, Washington 99030
Town of Rockford
Water Meter Conversion Announcement
Over the last two years, the town has received COVID relief funding through the American Rescue Plan Act. There are certain requirements on how the funds can be used, and
upgrading infrastructure is an “allowable” expenditure. The Town Council has earmarked the funds to be used to update/install automatic water meters and has recently accepted a bid from Correct Equipment for this project.
Starting October 17, Correct Equipment and Public Works will work together getting the
majority of the new meters installed. The completion of the project should not take more than a week or two. A couple important things to know:
1. Indoor water meters will not be replaced until Spring 2023, at which time Public Works will begin installing the automatic readers outside and at the property line. This will allow easier access for maintenance and emergencies. It will also give the homeowners and the town knowledge of where to find future leaks, should there be any.
2. For properties with new meters being installed, you may experience a disruption of service for a few minutes while the meter is being switched out.
We are excited to get this project going and know that it will benefit both the town and the water system users. Please feel free to call Town Hall with any questions.
FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT
July 22, 2022
Outdoor Open Burning and Recreational Fires are RESTRICTED. Unauthorized open burning and unauthorized recreational fires are hereby ordered discontinued in the Town of Rockford and Fire District 11.
NOT ALLOWED • All Recreational Fires – any outdoor fire without a chimney such as a backyard fire pit or campfire using chopped firewood or charcoal • All Open Burning – any open burning of fields and yard waste is prohibited at all times
ALLOWED • Manufactured portable outdoor devices - fireplaces, chimineas, barbeques and patio warmers used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions • Approved fuels in appropriate device - clean and dry seasoned firewood, charcoal, natural gas or propane gas