2020 Hydrant Flushing Schedule - Weeks of July 20 & July 27
PFAS Public Notice - Information Pertaining to PFAS Comounds in Drinking Water
NO SWIMMING IN RESERVOIRS INCLUDING BREEDS POND, BIRCH POND, HAWKES POND & WALDEN POND
With the warm weather approaching, the Lynn Water & Sewer Commission wants to remind residents that swimming is not allowed at any of the Reservoirs which includes Breeds Pond, Birch Pond, Hawkes Pond, and Walden Pond. LWSC’s primary concern is public safety and protection of the public water supply. This area serves as an important component of the LWSC water supply system. The facility is not staffed and there are no lifeguards on duty. Swimmers and dogs in the water pose a real threat to water quality. Illegal swimming has resulted in vandalism, damage to fencing, and trash left at the reservoir. The Lynn Police & LWSC staff routinely patrol this critical area during the summer, but the LWSC also needs the help of local residents to ensure public safety and protect public health.
UPDATES REGARDING LYNN WATER & SEWER COMMISSION OPERATIONS
Updated: March 23, 2020
LWSC would like to assure the residents of Lynn that drinking water and wastewater services will continue to be provided at the highest quality and responsiveness possible throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
According to the World Health Organization, presence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Additionally, there is no evidence to date that COVID-19 virus has been transmitted via sewerage systems, with or without wastewater treatment. We remain in close contact with state and federal agencies to assure operations continue to provide essential services to our residents.
While we continue to provide services, we ask that you do your part by flushing TOILET PAPER ONLY! Please do not flush wipes, paper towels, diapers, sanitary napkins, etc. THEY WILL CAUSE BLOCKAGES and/or BACKUPS.
Please visit the following for more information:
EPA FAQ’s for water & wastewater: https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater
Sewer Blockages due to Wipes: http://cweawaternews.org/public-advised-to-not-flush-disinfecting-wipes-paper-towels-down-toilet-throw-them-away-instead/?fbclid=IwAR0qY6LHzN219J4s2UA0nQDyedTBs6ggs-5lkZ46mGM1cDYvlRUTue07BsU
LWSC OPERATIONS UPDATE: March 16, 2020
• OFFICE CLOSURES: The lobby and front offices will be closed to the general public until further notice. Office staff will be present to provide phone and online assistance to our customers.
• WALK-INS: Walk-ins will be suspended until further notice. Bills can continue to be paid through the online portal, as well as the locked drop-box located next to the front door. Only those who have scheduled an appointment with an individual staff member in advance will be seen.
• PAPERWORK: All paperwork, including liens, permits, and other applications, will be processed via mail, e-mail, and fax. Paperwork may also be dropped off to the locked drop-box located next to the front door.
• INSPECTIONS: We will be cancelling most inspections, unless in the case of an emergency. Determinations for emergency inspections will be made on a case-by-case basis.
We thank you for your patience as we all continue to handle this unprecedented public health emergency as a community. We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible through the alternative communication methods listed above and will return to regular business practices as soon as possible.