There’s no direct way to piggy back on Natick’s PFAS treatment since we have no pipe that goes from their location to ours. However, we do have the ability to interconnect with Natick at other locations for emergency purposes. Prior to finding elevated PFAs levels at Morses Pond we explored the opportunity for Natick to take water from Wellesley’s system.. We found that the pressure differences between our two systems were incompatible and it would take a lot of effort and new equipment to make such an interconnection feasible. Another factor to overcome is that the chemical differences between our water supplies would create some potentially unpleasant characteristics (e.g., dis-colored water) that might require additional treatment. For these reasons, we decided to not pursue establishing a more permanent connection.
We are in regular contact with our colleagues in Natick (and other towns) and will be paying close attention to the performance of their system. We also continue to work together to assist each other whenever possible.