WOP: MWSD, FPWD, MWSD and CRMI
The aim of this WOP is to construct and operate an iron and manganese removal treatment facility
GENERAL WOP INFORMATION
October 07, 2004 - July 23, 2008
Was the code of conduct followed?
Did the operators sign a formal partnership agreement?
PARTNERS AND THEIR INPUTS
Other supporting organizations
The Massachusetts State Revolving Fund program provided a low-interest (2%), 20-year loan to finance the construction of the water treatment plant.
Total cost of WOP ($)
THEMES AND OBJECTIVES
Water quality management
Improve drinking water quality;
Treat drinking water to remove iron and manganese;
Minimize capital costs; and
Share water resources to meet future demands.
What types of activities were carried out to help develop operator capacity?
Joint planning or work
Describe WOPs activities
The towns built shared water treatment facility.
The towns each retain local control of their own wells (water sources) and distribution systems.
Mattapoisett WSD provides certified operators and operation-and-maintenance services for the treatment facility. It works in conjunction with water officials from other towns.
Describe the overall results
Saved $4.9 million on capital costs by building a shared treatment facility instead of individual plants;
Used existing water supplies and avoided new source development costs; and
Provided emergency back-up and redundancy of water supply.
Which factors had a positive influence on the success of your WOP?
- Accurate identification of capacity needs
- Appropriate partner selection
- Financing for WOPs