MWRA Capacity Evaluation of Phases 1 & 2A - TBC by December 2023
Connection Capacity to be evaluated to verify that we can safely abandon the Vine Brook Treatment Plant
Phase 2 B - TBC 2025
A pipe connection will be extended down Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington from Adams St to Mall Rd
MWRA will be establishing other pipe connections throughout the Town of Lexington to our new pipe on Lowell St.
Total MGD with entire project completed will be 6.5 MGD
The project to connect Burlington's water supply to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) has been completed. Phase 1 is designed to supply one million gallons (MGD) of water per day to the Town of Burlington via the Town of Lexington.
The MWRA Phase 2 project, which will extend from Burlington to Arlington, began in April of 2022. As of July 2023, this phase is substantially complete and flow has been increased to 2.5 MGD.
MWRA Connection Phase 1 - Completed December 2020
Established a pipe connection on Adams St through Lexington that can take up to 1 million gallons per day (MGD). The Town's current daily demand is 3 MGD.
This connection has been running continuously since May 19, 2021, as required by DEP due to PFAS levels
On October 4th, 2021, Mike Kennealy, Secretary of Housing and Community Development, sent Burlington a letter announcing the award of a $1 Million grant for Phase 2A of the MWRA Project
MWRA Connection Phase 2 A - Completed July 2023
MWRA completed the remaining extension from the Town of Lexington to the Town of Arlington
The connection in Burlington was substantially completed in July 2023 and flow was increased to 2.5 MGD.
Filter Facility at Mill Pond - Completed July 2023
Constructed a new facility with a filtration system designed to bring Burlington's drinking water into State compliance and possible future federal compliance
The facility was completed and water samples were sent for testing
Initial samples came back on July 21, 2023, showing PFAS levels at 0 (zero) ppt