Plymouth: DPW Director Discusses Past, Possible Future Water Restrictions (Audio Report)

Like nearly all municipalities in eastern Massachusetts, Plymouth severely restricted water use last summer.

The Department of Environmental Protection wants to further restrict Plymouth’s withdrawal from the largest aquifer in the state, which the town sits upon.

As the result of a plan begun in 2009, the water department will ask Town Meeting to spend an estimated total of $3.4 million for two new wells, new water mains and a new water tower. That should ease the demand challenge the department faces when the population doubles and droughts hit in the summer.

WATD’s Charles Mathewson spoke with Plymouth DPW Director Jonathan Beder and has more in this audio report:

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About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.