Weymouth: Watchdog group slams town for drawing down water for Southfield development

Advocates for Rockland, Abington, Weymouth and Hingham or ARWAH, met at the Tufts Library in Weymouth Thursday night – focusing on water usage at the Southfield development at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station.

ARWAH member Dominic Galluzzo focused on the issue of Weymouth providing water for Southfield, which he said could seriously deplete the town’s water reserves in both Whitman’s Pond and Great Pond.

“One morning, when Weymouth residents drive by Whitman’s Pond, they’re not going to see water. They’re going to see what they saw in 2010, when we were told at that time, that the water had evaporated. It’s an insult. We’ve seen nothing done to stop the uncontrolled flushing or draining of Whitman’s Pond, to support Great Pond and we still talk about selling water to South Shore Tri-Town LNR, (Lennar Corp.) We’re nowhere near what we’ve committed to and we already see this problem! We just don’t have the water and we should not continue down that road, until it’s too late,” Galluzzo said.

The initial fee alone to tie into the MWRA water supply is about $30 million dollars.


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About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.