Town to Test for PFAS Compounds

Water Bottle Rebate Program


  • MWRA Connection Phase 1 - Completed December 2020
    • Established a pipe connection on Adams St through Lexington that can take up to 1 million gallons per day (MGD). The Town's current daily demand is 3 MGD. 
    • This connection has been running continuously since May 19, 2021, as required by DEP due to PFAS levels
  • MassWorks Infrastructure Grant - $1 Million
    • On October 4th, 2021, Mike Kennealy, Secretary of Housing and Community Development, sent Burlington a letter announcing the award of a $1 Million grant for Phase 2A of the MWRA Project
  • Filter Facility at Mill Pond - TBC by December 2022
    • Intended to reduce the levels of PFAS6 in Town water to under 20PPT
      • Winter 2021 filters and pump purchase - bid awarded
      • Winter 2021 cores and piping - bid awarded
      • 2022 Building Construction - all local permits have been obtained
  • MWRA Connection Phase 2 A - Project Awarded to GVC- TBC by May 2023
    • A pipe connection will be extended down Lowell St in Lexington
    • The contractor, GVC, will start exploratory borings the week of 11/9/21 and will order all pipes and gates for construction in Spring 2022
  • MWRA Connection to Phase 2 A - TBC by May 2023
    • The MWRA will be completing the remaining extension from the Town of Lexington to the Town of Arlington
    • MWRA pre-purchasing pipe and gates to expedite the project 
    • Total MGD with phases 1 and 2A combined will be 3.5 MGD
  • MWRA Capacity Evaluation of Phases 1 & 2A - TBC by December 2023
    • Connection Capacity to be evaluated to verify that we can safely abandon the Vine Brook Treatment Plant
  • Phase 2 B - TBC 2025
    • A pipe connection will be extended down Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington from Adams St to Mall Rd
    • MWRA will be establishing other pipe connections throughout the Town of Lexington to our new pipe on Lowell St.
    • Total MGD with entire project completed will be 6.5 MGD
  1. Russ Makiej

    Water Treatment Plant Manager
    Phone: 781-270-1648