The Smith Street Treatment Plant and Wells, after being unused since 1999, were re-opened in the Fall of 2012 with DEP approval. The District has refurbished the wells and retrofitted the treatment plant starting in the fall of 2011 with the refurbishment being completed in the fall of 2012.
The raw water enters the Smith Street Treatment Plant, which now is serviced by an aeration and Pall membrane filtration system to remove elevated levels of iron and manganese from these wells, administer pH controls and is a certified 4 Log treatment facility. This plant and wells now allow for system relief during times of withdrawal stress and emergency back up for both the Crooked Spring and Riverneck Road treatment plants. The backwash water generated from the treatment process is stored and recycled in an on-site 100,000-gallon underground tank system. Should you have any question concerning this plant's operation or would like to schedule a group tour, please call the District offices at 978-256-2381.