Town of Norwood Awarded $540,000 in Stimulus Funds

The Town of Norwood received full-funding of their $540,000 grant request to repair their municipal water infrastructure. The town’s water system has been in need of repair for years, and the public works department that operates the treatment plant has struggled to keep the drinking water in compliance with state standards. Norwood’s water commission has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars upgrading the decades-old system, but the treated water is still frequently contaminated with disinfection byproducts. The stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will allow the town to rehabilitate a 5,000 gallon tank, start chloramination (chlorine and ammonia) treatment of the water, and upgrade a pressure reducing valve.