The ongoing drinking water emergency in Flint, Michigan has caused an increase in media discussion regarding lead in drinking water. Northampton’s water is treated daily to comply with federal lead regulations.
In 2015, thirty samples were taken from locations across Northampton and analyzed for lead. Half of these samples showed no lead contamination and the highest result was .00839 mg/l, well below the Federal Action Level of .015 mg/l.
The situation in Flint resulted from the water system failing to implement the proper treatment after making an abrupt change in supply source.
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Complete information on Northampton’s drinking water will be published in our Consumer Confidence Report for 2015. This report will be mailed with your water bill in the coming months.
Please contact the Water Division at 413-587-1097 if you have any questions.
- Warner Bros has substantially completed work on various streets that were repaved in 2015. New signage on these streets will be installed within the next few weeks. Seeding of disturbed areas, shoulder work on Chesterfield and Audubon Roads as well as final clean up and demobilizaton will occur in the Spring of 2016.
- Ludlow construction has completed the sewer main and service connections. The road will be milled and repaved in the Spring if 2016 along with final restoration to driveways, sidewalks and lawns that were disturbed by construction.
- Monday-Thursday: Mountain View Landscapes & Lawncare, Inc. will continue the renovation of Pulaski Park. Main Street sidewalk construction is complete, and the temporary bus stop and pedestrian detours have been removed. PVTA will install a new bus shelter after the first of the year.
- The park will be closed to the public for the duration of the project which will be completed by June 2016. The stairway from the Roundhouse parking lot to South Street at the back of the Academy of Music will remain open.
- Caracas Construction has substantially completed the underground utility work. Final details will be completed this week. Utility companies will begin removing overhead lines and installing underground lines.