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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.

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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.

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More ways to save!

LELWD introduces the Green Rewards Program, it is designed to save you money! The program offers exclusive rebates and incentives to LELWD customers to save both natural resources and money. Green Rewards will help you reduce your home’s environmental impact and lower your electric and water bills. The Green Rewards program can save you $460 off your electric and water bills in one year by using the smart products, rebates and incentives. Learn more about how to participate in this money saving program.

 

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Private Area Lighting/Rate 80

Private Area Lighting

Download PDF of Electric Rate Schedule 80

Designation: MDPU 280

Superseding: MDPU 180
Applicable to:

In the Towns of Littleton and Boxborough, any customer other than the Town of Littleton, for outdoor lighting including unaccepted streets.

Character of Service:

The Department will own, install, service and energize lights of the size and type listed below, to be connected directly to the Department’s existing facilities. Light fixtures will be energized from approximately 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise, about 4,200 hours annually.
Additional poles or facilities at extra cost.

Go here to apply for Private Lighting.

Fixed Monthly Charge:

For each light and pole, to recover the cost of the light fixture, hardware, pole, and maintenance.

Size
(Watts)
Type Approx. Lumens Approx. Monthly
kWh per Fixture
Monthly Charge
175 MV Roadway 8,000 67 $4.40
400 MV Flood 22,000 158 $8.75
1000 MV Flood 63,000 354 $15.93
50 MH Roadway 4,000 21 $4.55
100 MH Roadway 9,600 41 $5.81
400 MH Flood 32,000 157 $12.79
1000 MH Flood 140,000 385 $14.29
0 to 50 LED Roadway 2,480 10 $6.83
51 to 100 LED Roadway 4,806 30 $8.72
101 to 150 LED Flood 48 $19.19
35′ Pole N/A N/A $4.00

Purchased Power Charge:

For all kWh’s, a charge per kWh to recover the cost of purchased power and transmission in accordance with currently filed Purchased Power Charge (PPC).

Terms:

Charges for lighting services will appear as an item on a customer’s electric bill and bear the same terms as the customer’s general service rate.

Conditions:

Lamp replacement and maintenance will be performed as soon as possible following notification by customer for the need for such service. No light shall be more than 150 feet from the Department’s existing overhead distribution facilities. The customer shall agree the Department will not be required to move its facilities to another location on the customers’ premises unless the customer shall bear the cost thereof. Customer hereby agrees to take service for a minimum period of 12 months, unless the customer’s right to occupy the premises ceases during such period. This schedule reflects actual expenses incurred in operation and maintenance, including fuel.

Effective: April 1, 2015

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Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioner’s meetings are held at the Littleton Electric Light and Water Department at 6:00 p.m. on the scheduled date.

Each department is governed by a five-member board of commissioners.  Commissioners are elected by Littleton voters to a three-year term.  Commissioners select and support department management as well as establish policies and procedures to assure long-term consistent service to the rate-paying public.  Commissioner’s meetings are held monthly and are open to the public.

Current Commissioners:

James Karr, Chairman – Term Expires 2022

Scott Larsen, Vice Chairman – Term Expires 2023

Dick Taylor, Secretary – Term Expires 2024

Bruce Trumbull, Member- Term Expires 2024

Ivan Pagacik, Member- Term Expires 2022

Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM. When meeting minutes become available, the link for that date will become active.

2021 Meeting Minutes

December 22

November 22

October 27

September 22

August 18

June 23

April- No Meeting

2020 Meeting Minutes

July- No Meeting

April- No Meeting

2019 Meeting Minutes

April- No Meeting

February- No Meeting

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Littleton Precipitation Totals

The Littleton Water Department (LWD) is an active participant in the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources’ Rainfall Program. As one of 150 monitoring stations across the state, LWD collects precipitation data on a daily basis that is then used in the state’s drought monitoring program. Additional information on this state program can be found at www.mass.gov.

Spectacle Pond Transmission Project

Spectacle Pond Transmission Main Project

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The Littleton Water Department is constructing a raw water transmission main to link the Spectacle Pond well to the new Whitcomb Ave Water Treatment Plant this summer.

The work along Rt.2A has been conducted at night to minimize traffic disruptions and is expected to be completed on June 23rd. Daytime work will begin on Spectacle Pond Road beginning on June 22nd between the hours of 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The 3.5 mile long transmission main is a critical component of LWD’s long term strategy to filter PFAS out of our drinking water.

Spectacle Pond Road will be closed to through traffic starting on Tuesday June 22nd. Regular construction hours will be Monday through Friday between 7am until 5pm, which will be through the summer. The detour will be through Hartwell Ave as shown in the below map. The Littleton Transfer Station will remain open its regular hours, but will only be accessible from Route 2A/Ayer Road.

This page will be updated a more information becomes available.

Cedar Hill Water Tank

Cedar Hill Tank Project

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Construction of a new water tank on Cedar Road is planned to begin on June 7th. Please see the “Cedar Hill Neighborhood Letter” for more details.

Thank you for joining us on September 23rd, 2020 at 7:00 PM Eastern to learn more on the Cedar Hill Water Tank Project. 

The Littleton Water Department has begun the process of replacing the existing water storage tank on Cedar Road with a NEW Storage Tank which will be constructed on the parcel abutting the existing water tank parcel (34 Cedar Road). The first step in this process was retaining the services of Tata & Howard, Inc. for the design and construction oversight of the New Cedar Hill Water Tank.  Over the next several weeks you may notice some activity taking place at or near the existing tank site, as survey and soil borings are undertaken to assist in the design and layout of the new tank.  The Littleton Water Department, along with Tata & Howard, plans on hosting an information session with abutters sometime after the New Year to present the plan and take questions from abutters. 

Georgetown Water Tank

A few facts about the project: 

  • The existing water storage tank was constructed in 1950 and holds approximately 485,000 gallons of water.
  • Similar to the Georgetown Water tank photo above, the new tank design will be a composite concrete pedestal and steel tank with similar volume as our current tank on Cedar Hill.
  • The existing Cedar Hill Tank is critical to LWD’s ability to meet the daily demand of our customers, as well as maintain proper pressure in the Long Lake neighborhood.  Therefore, it will be necessary to keep the existing tank in service while the new tank is constructed. 
  • Once the NEW Storage Tank is completed and in service, the existing storage tank will be removed and the site restored. 

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

Sewer Public Forum

Sewer Public Forum

Join us on June 9th, 2021 at 7:00 PM Eastern in the Sewer Public Forum. 

Please register for the webinar by following the link below.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Phone Scam Warning

Please be aware of telephone scams.  LELWD will never seek immediate payment over the phone using a prepaid debit card or money order. LELWD does not contract with Eversource or another utility on service shut offs. If called about an instant payment or service disconnection, immediately hang up and call LELWD to verify your account status at 978-540-2222, Mon.-Thurs., 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you would like to contact the Federal Trade Commission:

By phone – 877-382-4357

FTC Website – https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-protection/submit-consumer-complaint-ftc

LELWD scam warning letter

April PFAS Update

LWD has completed maintenance and has turned on the Beaver Brook wells. Although we do not need to rely on Spectacle Pond well, we encourage customers to conserve water as we are experiencing a level 1 drought declared by the state. The bottled water rebate program will continue for those in the sensitive subgroups as defined by the state.

Please register your email to receive PFAS related updates here

FAQ

LWD offers a bill credit for consumers who are pregnant or nursing women, infants and people diagnosed with compromised immune systems. Bottled Water Rebate Form

More information on the water conservation effort and the drought can be found here

LWD will send a notification out with updates and next steps once this project is completed.  Register your email to receive these updates here

LWD is making every effort to avoid turning on the Spectacle Pond Well. However, if there is an increase in the demand for water during April, LWD may pump water as needed to meet customer demands. 

It is important we all try to conserve as much water as we can in April to minimize the use of Spectacle Pond.

Pagacik Scholarship

The Denise M. Pagacik Memorial Scholarship

The Denise M. Pagacik scholarship is an annual, merit based scholarship that focuses on rewarding ambitious individuals interested in the fields of engineering or environmental sciences.

This scholarship was created in memory of Denise M. Pagacik of Littleton, Massachusetts. Denise was a loving mother and wife who lived in Littleton for over 25 years. She was a selfless member of the community who was always there for others at any given moment.

The Denise M. Pagacik scholarship is funded by the Littleton Electric Light and Water Departments (LELWD). In establishing this scholarship, LELWD wishes to recognize the positive impact that Denise had on our community by assisting students to achieve their career goals; an objective which has the added benefit of bettering the community at large.

Eligibility

Applicants of the Denise M. Pagacik Scholarship must:

  • Be a graduating senior from Littleton High School.
  • Have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the fields of Engineering or Environmental Science at an accredited undergraduate institution in the United States.

* It is strongly encouraged that the student successfully participated in the Littleton Electric Light and Water Department’s Dual Enrollment Program

Award

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a one-time award of up to a $2,000 scholarship.

In order for LELWD to issue the payment, the recipient must contact the college they are attending and get a proof of enrollment. The proof of enrollment can be sent directly to LELWD. LELWD will then forward the scholarship award to the college.

Application Process

To apply, complete the application below and submit a one page essay explaining the importance of community selflessness and how you would like to define your career.

Deadline
The deadline for application submission is May 1st 2021.

Selection of Recipients

The Littleton Electric Light and Water Department will evaluate all applicants. Applicants will be evaluated and selected using the following criteria:

  • Academic excellence and intellectual passion
  • Great distinction in leadership activities
  • Strength of vision for how your goals can be fulfilled
  • Commitment to community involvement

Denise M. Pagacik Memorial Scholarship Application

Fire Flow Testing & Hydrant Flushing

Testing fire flows and hydrant flushing requires opening fire hydrants and releasing large volumes of water. This is regular maintenance conducted by all water systems.

Pros: The flow tests ensure adequate water pressure to fire hydrants for fire protection.  The flushing of the water mains removes sediment that can build up and restrict water flow, reducing water pressure.

Con: This system maintenance can result in temporarily discolored water which may last 24-48 hours.  While the water remains safe, it has an unappetizing appearance.  It can also stain laundry and fixtures.

What Should You Do?

  • Prior to the designated flushing period: consider collecting water in a pitcher or pot to be used for drinking and cooking over the next 24 hours.
  • In the 24 hours after flushing, reduce usage as much as possible to avoid drawing discolored water into your home piping.
  • Avoid using laundry, ice machines, dishwasher, bathtubs, or hot water tanks.
  • If your water still appears discolored after 24 hours, run a cold water tap closest to your meter (usually found in the basement or a first floor sink) for up to 15 minutes.
  • If the water coming from the tap is not clear after running for 15 minutes, wait 1-2 hours and try again.
  • Avoid running a hot water tap because it could draw sediment into your hot water tank.

If you inadvertently drew discolored water into your home and the staining of clothes or fixtures does occur, rust removal products are available at the LELWD office..

Invitation For Bid & Proposals

All Legal Notice and Advertisement Bids will be posted here when they become available by LELWD. Select your desired notice below and follow the instructions specific to that notice. Littleton Electric Light & Water Departments reserves the right to reject any or all bids, wholly or in part in accordance with Massachusettes General Law.

The Littleton Electric Light and Water Department (LELWD) is inviting bids for HVAC System Upgrades at LELWD. View the advertisement for more details.