Current Projects

The Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility (LRWWU) funds operations, maintenance, and capital improvement projects through local funding sources from the City of Lowell and surrounding municipalites. Additional funding from state and federal agencies such as the State Revolving Funds (SRF) are also leveraged for some key projects. To learn more about the SRF system and how these funds are leveraged to improve community health and environment, click here.

Read-West Pumping and Storage Project

Read-West Upgrades

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.

Lowell Dog Park Open During Wastewater Facility Construction

Lowell, MA - April 6th, 2017

The City of Lowell is pleased to announce that the Lowell Dog Park, located on 61 First Street
Boulevard, near the MA-38/Hunts Falls Bridge Rotary in Centralville, will remain open during the construction of a new stormwater storage facility adjacent to the site.
Dog Park Open
The Dog Park was built in 2008 and is maintained by the Lowell Parks and Recreation Department with help from dedicated volunteers. The park contains an approximately quarter-acre fenced-in area for off-leash dog play, seating, and trash receptacles. Parking is available in the gravel lot directly adjacent to the park, and the park is open from sunrise to sunset.

City officials initially believed the current construction project might require the park to close. However, staff at the Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility, Lowell Parks and Recreation Department, and Lowell Department of Planning and Development collaborated to ensure the construction project would not significantly disrupt activities at the park. The land occupied by the park will eventually be required for future stormwater facilities, but the City is actively working to relocate the park before this time.

Construction is expected to continue through this summer. During this time, the gated entry to the off-leash area will be moved to a new location, but no other impacts are anticipated to the park. For questions, contact Steve Purtell.