The Town appropriated $10.4 million on June 20, 2017 for the construction of a water treatment plant and associated piping.  Progress updates will be posted on a regular basis.

November 2017: The foundation walls were completed and all interior tanks were leak tested.  Backfilling of the foundation started along the southern side of the building.  The foundation of the booster pump station was constructed and backfilled.

October 2017: The basement floor slab was completed on the 6th.  Work continues on forming the basement walls. The first wall section was poured on the 13th. A second section was poured on the 19th.

 

September 2017: Excavation of the foundation is complete.  Geotextile fabric and stone have been placed and placing of rebar is underway.  First concrete of many pours was done on the 25th.

August 2017: Contracts for the construction of the plant were executed.  A pre-construction meeting was held on August 3rd and work is set to begin August 21st.  Site work began on August 21st beginning with clearing the trees and brush.  The loam was stripped and the foundation excavation was well underway by the end of August.

July 2017: The Board of Selectmen awarded the contract for the construction of the plant to Kinsmen Corp. of Hocksett, NH.  A pre-construction meeting is scheduled for early August and work is expected to commence soon afterwards.  The award of the contract for the installation of transmission mains is being delayed so a bid protest can be settled.


Manganese Advisory

The Water Department issued a manganese advisory on November 1, 2013.  Monthly test results are available our water quality site.

The Perkins Row well exceeded MassDEP's limit of 0.3 milligrams per Liter during the summer of 2016.  Both water sources are now below State manganese limit.  The advisory will remain in place until the treatment plant is built and in operation.

Water Treatment Plant Information

A Special Town Meeting held on June 20, 2017 approved $10.4 million for the construction of a water treatment facility.  We expect construction to begin during the summer of 2017 and for the plant to open in the fall of 2018.

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