Lynnfield Center Water District Commissioners to Provide Updates on Capital Plan Projects

For Immediate Release

LYNNFIELD – The Lynnfield Center Water District Board of Commissioners is inviting the community to attend a Capital Project Update meeting to learn more about the district’s ongoing initiatives.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 26 at 6 p.m. at the Al Merritt Center, 600 Market St.

The public will hear presentations from district staff, CDM/Smith, Weston & Sampson and the City of Wakefield on the following projects:

Greensand Filtration Plant on Glen Drive: District voters approved construction of a green sand filter treatment plant at the Glen Drive gas station to reduce iron and manganese levels and address ongoing water taste, color and odor issues. This update covers progress on the facility design, upcoming milestones and the project plan.

Wakefield Interconnect and Interbasin Permit: District voters have agreed to connect the district system to the City of Wakefield’s water supply at Main Street and Bay State Road to begin diversifying its water sources by using this connection to deliver water to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority in feed the system. The meeting will provide an update on the progress of the various phases of this project, both infrastructure upgrades and various levels of approval from state and local authorities.

Short-term and long-term PFAS strategies: The public is being informed of the district’s aggressive efforts to reduce levels of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), which are man-made and do not degrade rapidly. Short term plans are currently being prepared at Station 2, Main Street and long term plans are being developed, some of which may overlap with the above projects.

“The district staff have worked diligently with our advisors to move these projects forward and are now also considering the impact of PFAS,” said Board Chairman Jack Adelson. “We invite the community to participate and learn more about where the District Capital Plan is currently located.”

Agendas for meetings are posted at at least 48 hours in advance. This presentation will also be recorded and posted on the district website for viewing.

If you have any questions or concerns about the capital program or general questions, please contact the district office directly at 781-334-3901 or [email protected]

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