Rockport Filtration problems prompt outdoor water ban

PAUL BILODEAU/Staff file photo. Rockport water plant supervisor Chris Martin walks past a series of backwash pumps in the basement of the Rockport Water Treatment Plant last month. The town on Monday is instituting an outdoor watering ban after one of the two filters at the plant was taken offline. Structural damage was noticed after a backwashing cycle, which cleans the filters, was performed.