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Upgrade Complete: Town's Water Treatment Plant Holds Open House

Celebrate the new Water Treatment Plant, and learn how your drinking water gets to you.

Water Treatment Plant. Credit: Danvers DPW Facebook page
Water Treatment Plant. Credit: Danvers DPW Facebook page

The $20.4 million dollar Water Treatment Plant upgrade is now complete, and the town celebrates with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.  

The project was financed through a loan from the State’s Revolving Fund which, with its 2.0 percent interest rate, saves the Danvers $9 million over the course of the loan.  

The Treatment Plant upgrades included adding ozone to the water, a completely new disinfection system that will meet the new standards of the Safe Drinking Water Act. All in-plant processes were improved, including mechanical systems, computer operations, emergency power generation, pumping systems, and heating and lighting.

The town sends special congratulations to Engineer Richard Rodgers, Plant Manager Jason McCarthy, Plant Chemist Matt O’Boyle, and the rest of the staff at the Water Treatment Plant for the success of this vital project. 

Danvers and Middleton celebrates the completion of the project, and Drinking Water Week, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Water Treatment Plant Open House.  

The open house is Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vernon C. Russell Water Treatment Plant, 30 Lake St., Middleton.  All Danvers and Middleton residents are invited.  

Learn how your water gets to you. Many activities are planned, including guided tours of the plant and demonstrations. Mr. & Mrs. Fish, environmental entertainers, perform during the day. Lunch is served and some of the Water Division employees show residents how they tap into a water main. 

The Town offers a variety of educational information on lawn care, water efficient landscaping and gardening, stormwater, water conservation and more.  The day will end with some raffles.  Please join us for a family day of fun and education.  

For further information, call the Danvers Department of Public Works at 978-777-0001 ext. 3011.

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