Good news for people living in Westfield, as the city looks to improve their drinking water.
The Westfield City Council’s Legislative and Ordinance Committee approved a recommendation for a $13 million bond to fund a water filtration project.
This all comes after the city filed a lawsuit against manufacturers of firefighting foam that allegedly contaminated the city’s drinking water.
This bond will pay for a system to filter out contaminants that has forced the city to close several wells. The money will also create an emergency connection to Springfield’s Water Supply.
The $13 million would also pay for repairs that need to be made to four water tanks.The bond proposal will go before the full Westfield City Council for a “first reading” Thursday night.
City Councilor Ralph Figy told 22News contaminated water is not in the system, and that water supply has been taken off-line.