Lynnfield Water District to flush water mains
The Lynnfield Water District will be flushing fire hydrants beginning May 1, 2017, through May 31, 2017. Most flushing will be conducted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Residents might experience rusty water for a short time, but by running the cold water, service lines should clear. Discoloration might stain laundry, especially white materials. Residents are asked to check their water prior to doing laundry, and delay doing the laundry until the any discoloration of the water clears up. Washing a dark load is recommended first after flushing is completed. If, after flushing, the water pressure or volume seems low, residents should clean faucet screens to remove any silt or sediment that might be obstructing water flows.
Flushing of hydrants is an important preventative maintenance activity. Flushing allows the District to remove sediments or other solids that might collect in the water mains. Flushing will help to maintain water quality and fire flows in the distribution system.
The Lynnfield Water District serves the southern one-third of Lynnfield. More information on the District can be obtained at www.lwdma.us. If customers have any questions, they may contact the District at 781-598-4223.
Rep. Jones announces $417,697 in Chapter 90 funding for Lynnfield
House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) is pleased to announce that Lynnfield will receive $417,697 for local road and bridge repairs under the state’s Chapter 90 program. The money was included as part of a $200 million bond authorization approved unanimously by the House of Representatives on March 29. The bond bill must still be approved by the Senate and signed by Governor Charlie Baker before the funding is finalized.
“This money will go a long way towards helping Lynnfield address some of its most critical infrastructure needs,” said Representative Jones. “I’m proud to support this bond authorization, which will allow the town to carry out a number of transportation improvements that will benefit local residents.”
Established in 1973, the Chapter 90 program allocates funding to cities and towns for road and bridge maintenance using a formula based on the weighted average of a municipality’s population, employment and total road miles. The funds are paid out as reimbursements to communities for qualifying infrastructure work, which typically occurs during the annual construction season running from April through November.
Chapter 90 funds can be spent on a variety of municipal roadway projects, including resurfacing, drainage, sidewalks, guardrails, traffic control, right-of-way acquisition and street lighting. The funding can also be used for bikeways, landscaping and tree planting, and for purchasing and maintaining certain road building machinery, equipment and tools.