Hyannis Water Plant to Receive New Water Filtration Building


HYANNIS – The Hyannis Water System announced last week that the Maher Water Treatment Plant will receive a $12 million update for the construction of a new water filtration building.

“Specifically, this is addressing the contamination from PFAS, which is a class of chemicals that have recently been found to be potentially a problem,” Barnstable Director of Public Works Dan Santos said.

The new building has a design capacity of 1,500 gallons of water per minute, and will remove contaminants such as PFAS, 1,4-Dioxane, iron, and manganese.

Construction will begin immediately, and the building is expected to be ready to operate in the fall of 2020.

“We’ve taken this step to make sure that we’re going to be ready,” Santos said, “and that we can continue to meet all the standards–the federal and state standards–for our drinking water.”

By: BRENDAN FITZPATRICK, CapeCod.com News Center

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