Drinking Water Update: Manganese Filtration System Online

Drinking Water Update: Manganese Filtration System Online

On October 3, 2019 the Town of Whately Water Department received permission from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to operate the recently completed manganese filtration system at its pumphouse on Chestnut Plain Road. Water samples taken with the filters in operation showed concentrations of manganese below detection limits. To help flush the distribution system of any residual mangaense the Water Deparment plans to continue hydrant flushing through October. Please contact the Water Department at 413-665-3080 or water@whately.org if you have specific questions on this topic.