Posted on October 19, 2018

LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Center Water District will be holding an information session on the district’s plans for a water treatment plant on Monday, Oct. 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Lynnfield Middle School.

Residents will have an opportunity to learn about the LCWD system and collect information on the critical infrastructure work the department intends to undertake pending the approval of the community at-large. 

“We’re looking forward to working collaboratively with the community to pursue lasting solution to our infrastructure needs,” LCWD Superintendent Burnham said in a statement. “I encourage residents to join us to learn more about the options we have available to us to enhance our service in a way that’s both fiscally responsible and sustainable.”

The LCWD has come under fire the last several months due to residents living in the Apple Hill Lane, Chestnut Street, Cortland Lane and Lowell Street portions of town having discolored water. The water district has attributed the discolored water to iron and manganese built up in pipe walls.

The Board of Water Commissioners believe a greensand water filtration plant is the most effective and efficient option for upgrading the district’s water system. LCWD officials will share information with residents about how the new system would impact customers. Greensand filters provide targeted treatment of iron and manganese that are in groundwater systems like Lynnfield Center’s. 

Monday’s session will serve as the final informational meeting on the project, as the LCWD works through an approval process that will culminate with a vote at a special district meeting in December.