City leaders meet again to discuss Westfield’s ongoing water issue


Westfield City councilors assembled at City Hall to kick off the EPA’s National Leadership Summit on communities dealing PFAS and other toxic substances in their drinking water. 

The city wants to borrow $13-million to fund a water filtration system. 

Westfield City Council President John Beltrando told 22News why this bond hasn’t been able to pass yet.

“There’s been a number of questions and number of issues related to filtration related to cost related to information that some of the councilors and most of the councilors as a whole have been trying to obtain so the process has moved along a little slow because some of the information has been slower to come in,” said Beltrando. 

Westfield wells have been contaminated by chemicals from firefighting foam used previously at Barnes Air National Guard Base. 

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