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September 26, 2018
WFCR Local News
WFCR Local News
New Northampton Water Facility Will Open in December
(wfcr) - Northampton, Massachusetts officials say a long delayed $28 million water treatment facility will begin operating soon. The plant has been in the works since 2001 when organic matter found to cause cancer in lab animals was detected in one of the city's water sources, the Mountain Street reservoir. The new plant will sufficiently filter the acids from the water. The plant was originally slated to open in September but was delayed because of a construction defect. 2 lagoons, designed to hold a million gallons each, were found to be leaking. The problem has been fixed. Northampton Director of public works Ned Huntley says the plant is close to becoming fully operational, starting the week of December 10th.

The plant is expected to process much of the 3.1 million gallons of water used by Northampton residents each year.
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