The Town approved funding for the design of a water treatment facility to remove manganese from the source water. The Town has hired Woodard & Curran as the Owner's Project Manager and Wright-Pierce as the designer. Design work is underway and we expect to go out to bid for the construction of the plant prioir to Town Meeting in May 20017. If approved construction would begin during the summer of 2017 and the plant would be operational in the fall of 2018.
December 2016: Reviewing 60% design plans and contracts.
September 2016: Soil borings were conducted along transmission main routes. Review of the Basis of Design report continues.
August 2016: We've received and are reviewing the Basis of Design report prepared by Wright-Pierce. This report describes the design parameters for the plant, required equipment, etc.
July 2016: Actual design work begins with the development of the Basis of Design Report. Surveying along the water main routes continues and layout of easements begins.
June 2016: MassDEP approved the pilot test report.
March 2015: We've reviewed the pilot test report and it was submitted to MassDEP for approval. Testing results were very favorable. All finished water manganese lab tests were below detection limits. An aeration process and permanganate system was added to the project as a result of the pilot testing.
December 2015: Pilot testing was completed and the results look very favorable. We expect the report by mid-January. Work has started in obtaining one or more easements needed for the installation of the raw water transmission main. The easements are needed to reduce or eliminate the amount of pipe installed on Route 1.