Whitcomb Ave Water Treatment Plant & Well Redevelopment
LWD has begun the process of designing our 3rd Water Treatment & Filtration Plant, to be located at our Whitcomb Avenue Well Site. LWD has partnered with Tighe & Bond to design the plant, and expect to begin construction in the spring of 2019, with a completion date of June 2020. In conjunction with the construction of the filtration plant, LWD will also install replacement wells at the site, replacing existing wells which are no longer able to meet our permitted withdrawal volumes.
Cobb’s Well Testing and Permitting
During the month of June, LWD will be conducting a DEP required 15 Day Pump test on the three wells installed in 2016. The testing is the last step in determining the safe yield that LWD could expect to generate from these future production wells. Throughout the testing, LWD will be monitoring water levels in several surrounding private wells and bodies of water to record the effects of the pumping. Once completed, LWD will seek a withdrawal permit for the well site, helping us to meet the future demand of our customers.
LWD is continuing the process of replacing all water meters throughout our entire service area. The new meters help LWD by improving accuracy and efficiency. For the customer, the new meters help to detect leaks, saving customers money and most importantly, conserving water. Once the program is completed in 2020, LWD will be able to combine meter reading operations with LELD, improving our efficiency and allowing us to better serve our customers.