$13M proposal for Westfield water filtration system approved by city council committee

Hampden County

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. 

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