• Lynnfield,  September 7 2018

    Update from LCWD addressing customer concerns

    The Lynnfield Center Water District (hereinafter referred to as the “District”) is committed to providing safe, clean drinking water to its ratepayers. In recent months the District has been receiving complaints about discolored water from a limited number of ratepayers in localized areas of the District. The water that is being produced from the District wells is continuously monitored for quality and disinfection to ensure clean and safe drinking water. The water in these wells contains naturally occurring minerals, including iron and manganese. While the water is being pumped to your homes, these minerals adhere to the sides of the pipes. During times of high demand, hydrant flushing, water main…

  • August 31 2018,  Lynnfield

    LCWD responds to water main break on Crest Road

     By Christopher Roberson   At about 9 a.m. on Aug. 28, the Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) was made aware that a water main had ruptured on Crest Road. LCWD Superintendent Kenneth Burnham said the Department of Public Works was in the process of repaving the street at the time and a fire hydrant was shut down too quickly. He said that because Crest Road is a one-way street, the water backed up in the wrong direction, thus causing the main to rupture. In response, an LCWD crew shut down water service to all the homes on Crest Road and began digging an eight-foot hole at 10:45 a.m., even finding…

  • August 31 2018,  Lynnfield

    LCWD customers pack Commissioners’ meeting looking for answers

     By Christopher Roberson For 90 minutes, a group of 20 residents tore into representatives from the Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) about the ongoing problem of discolored drinking water. Before leaving her home on West Tapley Road to attend the Aug. 27 Board of Water Commissioners meeting, resident Lisa Lopez took a sample of cold brown water from her sink. Upon arriving at the LCWD office on Phillips Road, she placed the sample in front of the board members and LCWD Superintendent Kenneth Burnham. “If you had called, we would’ve come right out,” said Burnham. However, Lopez said the discolored water has been a major issue since she moved to…

  • August 24 2018,  Lynnfield

    Residents take note of LCWD’s absence at selectmen’s meeting

     By Christopher Roberson   Despite an invitation from the Board of Selectmen, officials from the Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) did not attend the board’s Aug. 20 meeting. Board of Selectmen Chairman Richard Dalton said the board could only request that LCWD officials attend the meeting, as the selectmen have no authority over the water district. Residents were not pleased, saying they have been living with discolored water for quite some time. “The Lynnfield Center Water District is denying and avoiding this problem,” said Lowell Street resident Peter Volpe. “What they’re doing is wrong; there has been no resolution.” He also said that although the board does not have authority…

  • July 6 2018,  Lynnfield

    LCWD Outside Water Use Restriction In Effect

    LCWD Outside Water Use Restriction In Effect   The Lynnfield Center Water District is raising the level of restriction on outdoor watering to the use of a “hand-held hose only.”  This action is effective immediately due to the Water Management Act Permit conditions required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.  These restrictions are also necessary for the District to maintain an adequate water supply for fire protection and domestic use.  Violations of the restrictions are subject to a fine or fines. Customers may contact the Lynnfield Center Water District Office at 1.781.334.3901 or refer to the District’s web site www.LCWD.US for more information.

  • June 29 2018,  Lynnfield

    LCWD Outside Water Use Restriction In Effect

    LCWD Outside Water Use Restriction In Effect   The Lynnfield Center Water District is raising the level of restriction on outdoor watering to the use of a “hand-held hose only.”  This action is effective immediately due to the Water Management Act Permit conditions required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.  These restrictions are also necessary for the District to maintain an adequate water supply for fire protection and domestic use.  Violations of the restrictions are subject to a fine or fines. Customers may contact the Lynnfield Center Water District Office at 1.781.334.3901 or refer to the District’s web site www.LCWD.US for more information.

  • June 8 2018,  Lynnfield

    LCWD Reinstatement of Fluoride Notice

    LCWD Reinstatement of Fluoride Notice The Lynnfield Center Water District has received formal approval from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to reactivate fluoridation equipment.  Effective June 1, 2018, fluoride was reinstituted into the drinking water. Customers may contact the Lynnfield Center Water District Office at 1.781.334.3901 or refer to the District’s web site www.LCWD.US for more information.

  • June 8 2018,  Lynnfield

    LCWD still under fire over discolored water

    LCWD still under fire over discolored water   By Christopher Roberson   Elaine Sistare and Angela Moulton of CDM Smith, the engineering firm for the Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) recently went before the Board of Selectmen in an attempt to allay ongoing concerns from residents about discolored drinking water. During the June 4 meeting, Moulton said the majority of the complaints have come from residents who live in the area of Glen Drive, the location of one the LCWD’s four drinking water sources. She said the LCWD has been using directional flushing for the past year to clean out its system. During directional flushing, Moulton said, water comes out…

  • June 1 2018,  Lynnfield

    Water restriction message from Lynnfield Center Water District

    Water restriction message from Lynnfield Center Water District   As of May 25, the Lynnfield Center Water District is raising the level of restriction on outdoor watering to the use of a hand-held hose only. This action is effective immediately due to the Water Management Act Permit conditions required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. These restrictions are also necessary for the District to maintain an adequate water supply for fire protection and domestic use. Violations of the restrictions are subject to a fine or fines. Constance E. Leccese, Chairwoman Board of Water Commissioners Lynnfield Center Water District

  • June 1 2018,  Lynnfield

    LCWD Outside Water Use Restriction In Effect

    LCWD Outside Water Use Restriction In Effect   The Lynnfield Center Water District is raising the level of restriction on outdoor watering to the use of a “hand-held hose only.”  This action is effective immediately due to the Water Management Act Permit conditions required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.  These restrictions are also necessary for the District to maintain an adequate water supply for fire protection and domestic use.  Violations of the restrictions are subject to a fine or fines. Customers may contact the Lynnfield Center Water District Office at 1.781.334.3901 or refer to the District’s web site www.LCWD.US for more information.