Read-West Pumping and Storage Project
West Flood Pump Station on VFW Highway, March 2017
Construction of the Read-West Pumping and Storage Project in the Centralville section of Lowell, MA is financed by the City of Lowell, through the Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility (LRWWU), and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The CWSRF program is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection with joint funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
This project will restore West Flood Pump Station, a component of Lowell’s local flood-damage reduction system, and add inline storage of wastewater and stormwater at Read Station. This project will provide better flood protection in the Centralville neighborhood and reduce discharges of untreated sewage into the Merrimack River, thus improving our community and enhancing water quality in the Merrimack River.