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Hydrant Flow Testing

Hydrant Flow Testing will take place on Monday October 21st, Tuesday October 22nd and Wednesday October 23rd

The Littleton Water Department will be conducting Hydrant Flow Testing   As a result of the tests, it is likely that you may experience some discolored water in the hours after 10 pm.  LWD recommends you avoid washing clothes and limit water use during the overnight period.  There may be some residual discoloration in the morning hours as well, but it is expected that water quality will improve quickly thereafter.  LWD conducts these tests at night to limit the interruption to our customers, and the information gathered is critical in assisting LWD in planning and design of system upgrades.  We appreciate your understanding.   

Areas impacted will receive an automated call on the community notification system. If you are not enrolled or unsure, visit https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/458D14D27696 to enroll.

A Letter to LWD Customers About PFAS

August 1st, 2019

Dear Customers:

We are closely following communities west of Littleton where a family of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, have recently been found at levels exceeding EPA and MassDEP guidance values. While there is currently no state or federal standard, the EPA and MassDEP recommend that PFAS concentrations in drinking water not exceed 70 parts per trillion (ppt).

LWD voluntarily tested our three well sites for the presence of PFAS and the results showed all three locations were under the current federal and state guidance values. Littleton’s water continues to meet all the federal and state guidelines for safe drinking water.

Nonetheless, LWD is looking into options to increase treatment of the water from the Spectacle Pond well site where test results, received Monday, showed PFAS levels at 28 parts per trillion (ppt). While substantially below the current 70 parts per trillion (ppt) guideline, LWD is conducting further testing to monitor and validate the data, and we have started analyzing options for installing treatment equipment to remove PFAS.

The tests showed no PFAS at the Whitcomb Avenue well sites, which provides half of the water supply. The Beaver Brook well sites tested for trace amounts of PFAS. We will continue to test for the presence of PFAS at these sites, but do not feel further action is needed at this time.

LWD has a mission to deliver clean and reliable water, and we are always concerned when manmade pollutants threaten our water supply. LWD’s immediate next steps include:

  • Ongoing communication with MassDEP for guidance and technical expertise.
  • Additional water quality testing.
  • Retaining a water quality engineering firm to develop treatment options.
  • Collaborating with the Ayer Water Department to share information and possible solutions.
  • Provide a further update to our customers by the end of this month.

If you wish to learn more about PFAS, which is an emerging issue both in Massachusetts and across the nation, visit the MassDEP website:

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/per-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas#pfas-detected-in- drinking-water-supplies-in-massachusetts-

Sincerely,

Nick Lawler General Manager

PDF version of Letter.

A Letter to LWD Customers About PFAS

August 1st, 2019

Dear Customers:

We are closely following communities west of Littleton where a family of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, have recently been found at levels exceeding EPA and MassDEP guidance values. While there is currently no state or federal standard, the EPA and MassDEP recommend that PFAS concentrations in drinking water not exceed 70 parts per trillion (ppt).

LWD voluntarily tested our three well sites for the presence of PFAS and the results showed all three locations were under the current federal and state guidance values. Littleton’s water continues to meet all the federal and state guidelines for safe drinking water.

Nonetheless, LWD is looking into options to increase treatment of the water from the Spectacle Pond well site where test results, received Monday, showed PFAS levels at 28 parts per trillion (ppt). While substantially below the current 70 parts per trillion (ppt) guideline, LWD is conducting further testing to monitor and validate the data, and we have started analyzing options for installing treatment equipment to remove PFAS.

The tests showed no PFAS at the Whitcomb Avenue well sites, which provides half of the water supply. The Beaver Brook well sites tested for trace amounts of PFAS. We will continue to test for the presence of PFAS at these sites, but do not feel further action is needed at this time.

LWD has a mission to deliver clean and reliable water, and we are always concerned when manmade pollutants threaten our water supply. LWD’s immediate next steps include:

  • Ongoing communication with MassDEP for guidance and technical expertise.
  • Additional water quality testing.
  • Retaining a water quality engineering firm to develop treatment options.
  • Collaborating with the Ayer Water Department to share information and possible solutions.
  • Provide a further update to our customers by the end of this month.

If you wish to learn more about PFAS, which is an emerging issue both in Massachusetts and across the nation, visit the MassDEP website:

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/per-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas#pfas-detected-in- drinking-water-supplies-in-massachusetts-

Sincerely,

Nick Lawler General Manager

PDF version of Letter.

ACOUSTIC STUDY FOR THE PROPOSED LELWD PEAK POWER GENERATORS

This study’s objective is to demonstrate that the proposed future peak power generators in Littleton (the “Project”) will comply with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (“MassDEP”) Noise Policy for both broadband and tonal noise at the nearest residential property lines and residences and will comply with the Littleton Noise Bylaw.

See the full report here.

Dual Enrollment Program

The Littleton Electric Light and Water Department has partnered with Littleton High School to create a dual enrollment program for Littleton High School students who are interested in pursuing college-level courses in the fields of engineering/technology or environmental sciences.

The Dual Enrollment program provides opportunities for Littleton High School students to take college-level courses and earn credit toward their future college degrees. LELWD will cover the cost of the course as well as any books that the student may need.

Requirements:

  • Littleton High School junior or senior student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater

Process (To be completed in this order):

  • LHS student must submit a letter of recommendation from principal, guidance counselor or teacher to LELWD.
  • LHS student to be interviewed by LELWD staff prior to being awarded.
  • Once awarded the grant, LHS student must submit an application and high school transcripts with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to the Dual Enrollment University.
  • LHS student must provide a parental signature and a guidance counselor signature allowing them to take classes on campus.
  • LHS Student must register and enroll in course. Students are limited to enrolling in 1000 and 2000 level courses in the fields of engineering/technology or environmental sciences.

Deadlines:

  • LHS student to submit a letter of recommendation from principal, guidance counselor or teacher to LELWD prior to the following dates:
    • Fall Semester – April 1st
    • Spring Semester – October 1st
    • Summer Semester – February 1st
  • LHS student will then be contacted by LELWD to set up an interview.
  • Successful LHS students will then need to complete the appropriate applications required by the college by the appropriate deadlines.
  • Upon being accepted by the Dual Enrollment University, LHS student then needs to register for classes by the Dual Enrollment University class registration deadlines.

To learn more about the process, Click Here.

To submit an online application, Click Here.

To learn about The Denise M. Pagacik Memorial Scholarship, Click Here.

Electric Rates

Electric Rates

Electric Rates are set by the Board of Commissioners and filed with the Department of Public Utilities to reflect the true cost of providing service to customers. Please see our rate schedules and charges as of January 1st, 2020 below.

Rate 10

  1. Customer Base Charge:                                 $5.00 per month
  2. Distribution Energy Charge:                       $0.03785 per kWh
    Residential Distribution Charge                   $0.0265 per kWh
    Distribution Adjustment Factor:                $0.01135 per kWh
  3. Purchased Power Charge:                          $0.08222 per kWh
  4. Renewable Energy Credit:
    PASNY Credit:                                         -$0.0009536 per kWh
    REC Credit:                               -$2.50 per month (must apply)
  5. ECS charge:                                                       $1.00 per month

Total charge per kWh:                                   $0.1191164 per kWh

Rate 20

  1. Customer Base Charge:                                   $10.00 per month
  2. Distribution Energy Charge:                            $0.04355 per kWh   Commercial Distribution Charge:                  $ 0.0322 per kWh               Distribution Adjustment Factor:                    $0.01135 per kWh
  3. Purchased Power Charge:                              $0.08222 per kWh
  4. ECS charge:                                                          $1.00 per month

Total charge per kWh:                                   $0.12577 per kWh

Rate 30

  1. Customer Base Charge:                                $40.00 per month
  2. Distribution Energy Charge:                           $0.02395 per kWh Commercial Distribution Charge:                 $0.01260 per kWh            Distribution Adjustment Factor:                   $0.01135 per kWh
  3. Purchased Power Charge:                             $0.08222 per kWh
  4. Distribution Demand Charge:               $9.15 per demand unit
  5. ECS charge:                                                        $1.00 per month

Total charge per kWh:                                   $0.10617 per kWh

Rate 40

  1. Customer Base Charge:                                $75.00 per month
  2. Distribution Energy Charge:                        $0.01685 per kWh                   Commercial Distribution Charge:             $ 0.00550 per kWh           Distribution Adjustment Factor:                 $0.01135 per kWh
  3. Purchased Power Charge:           On Peak $0.10953 per kWh                                                                           Off Peak $0.05307 per kWh
  4. Distribution Demand Charge:              $9.29 per demand unit
  5. ECS charge:                                                       $1.00 per month

Total charge per kWh: Dependent on On & Off Peak Usage

Rate 50

  1. Customer Base Charge:                                      $7.00 per month
  2. Distribution Energy Charge:                             $0.03715 per kWh   Municipal Distribution Charge:                         $0.0258 per kWh               Distribution Adjustment Factor:                     $0.01135 per kWh
  3. Purchased Power Charge:                                $0.08222 per kWh
  4. ECS charge:                                                           $1.00 per month

Total charge per kWh:                                   $0.11937 per kWh


Rate 60

  1. Customer Base Charge:                                $19.00 per month
  2. Distributed Energy Charge:                          $0.01135 per kWh            Large Municipal Distribution Charge:              $0.00 per kWh                   Distributed Adjustment Factor:                 $0.01135 per kWh
  3. Purchased Power Charge:                           $0.08222 per kWh
  4. Distribution Demand Charge:              $7.70 per demand unit                                                                                     (minimum of $308.00)
  5. ECS charge:                                                       $1.00 per month

Total charge per kWh:                                   $0.09357 per kWh

Rate 15

  1. Customer Base Charge:                                   $4.50 per month
  2. Distribution Energy Charge:                          $0.03407 per kWh           Farm  Distribution Charge                            $0.02385 per kWh         Distribution Adjustment Factor:                  $0.01022 per kWh
  3. Purchased Power Charge:                             $0.07400 per kWh
  4. PASNY Credit:                                             -$0.0009536 per kWh                
  5. ECS charge:                                                         $1.00 per month

Total charge per kWh:                                   $0.1071164 per kWh

*Must qualify for the Farm Energy Discount Program through the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources in order to receive this rate.

Electric Rate Calculator

In 2020, LELD continued to offer among the lowest residential electric rates in the state, according to a 12-month comparison to other utilities. As a municipal electric light department, we are able to secure low-cost electricity, which benefits the residents and businesses in Littleton and Boxborough.