GEORGETOWN — Utility Director Marlene Ladderbush is pleased to announce that the Georgetown Water Department’s new Marshall Well has begun operation.
The new Marshall Well replaced an older one by the same name after earning final approval from the Department of Environmental Protection in December. The old well was taken out of service last year after it became clear that it had outlived its useful lifespan, and that a new well would result in better water quality.
To facilitate the change, the Georgetown and Rowley Water Departments established a temporary interconnection through much of the last half of 2019. The interconnection ensured that Georgetown customers had access to the water they needed while the old Marshall Well was offline.
“This new well marks a dramatic advancement in our department’s level of service to the community through improved water quality and supply, as well as a significant easing of the burden on our filtration plant,” Ladderbush said. “This replacement effort would not have been possible without the support of our neighbors at the Rowley Water Department, so I’d like to thank them once again for their help in easing the transition from the old well to the new one.”
The new Marshall Well is a gravel packed well. Water from the new well, which is 30 feet south of the original one, is treated at the adjacent West Street Water Treatment Plant, which uses greensand filtration to remove naturally occurring elements found in groundwater, such as iron and manganese.