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.