Some big expenses coming down the road. A water treatment plant is needed for Wells 3 and 6 or we would see this in our faucets (slide 35 from the presentation below):
|Well 6 is underutilized as it has too much iron and manganese in it|
The water treatment plant needed for Wells 3 and 6 (slide 37) is estimated at $6M. This is starting to be planned for now and would likely begin in a couple of years.
Replacement of the Beaver St connector is more expensive and would cost approx $15-20M. The connector was built in 1910 and carries most of Franklin's waste to the Charles River plant in Medway (page 5 of the presentation below).
I highly recommend listening to this presentation and discussion about the proposed inclusion of private wells in the future water ban restrictions. Not, the normal conservation effort only the water ban (if declared).
It begins approx. 25 minutes into the video and runs for over an hour.
The video replay of the Town Council meeting of Feb 15, 2017 can be found here
The Actions Taken by the Town Council can be found here
My notes reported live during the meeting can be found here