Today’s open house at the Town of Topsfield’s new water treatment plant marked the end of a four-year facilities improvement process and the beginning of significantly improved water quality for this community of 6,000 in the North Shore region of Massachusetts.
The Town had been experiencing elevated iron and manganese levels in its two unfiltered well sources, North Street and Perkins Row, located in the Ipswich River Basin. In order to protect public health and improve the quality of the Town’s drinking water, a centralized water treatment plant was built to treat current and future water sources.
Delivering Clean Water
The new, centralized treatment facility has a capacity of 1.37 million gallons per day (MGD) and filters 100% of the Town’s water supply. By significantly reducing iron and manganese concentrations, water users will notice improved color, odor and taste.
Maintaining Regulatory Compliance
The treatment plant design also took into consideration maintaining long-term compliance with ongoing Groundwater Rule regulations. The facility has been in operation since March, successfully reducing iron and manganese levels to deliver clean water to the community.
According to Water Superintendent, Greg Krom, there has been a lot of positive feedback from customers since the new facility went online. “The water tastes and smells as good as back when I started in the 1990s, back when all we added was fluoride.”
To learn more about this new water treatment plant or how to manage iron and manganese reduction in your community, contact us today.