Crews continue to work on water pressure issues in Westfield

A water ban remains in effect for Westfield.

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Water pressure has been an issue for residents in Westfield over the past couple weeks.

The water pressure issues are attributed to two wells being shut down because of contamination. The Granville Reservoir shutdown last week because of the drought, and a water Main break last Wednesday.

The reservoir was temporarily brought back online Tuesday to bring water pressure levels back up to acceptable levels for Thanksgiving.

Westfield State University students saw some water pressure issues and were asked to leave early for Thanksgiving break.

While pressure continues to increase, crews have identified another issue with a main transmission line.

“Plan for the next couple of days is to continue to leave the treatment plant online. That should make things somewhat of a status quo as it was before and then look to find where the valves that need to be tweaked so we can take the reservoir back offline,” said the Assistant Director of Public Works in Westfield, Francis Cain.

A water ban remains in effect for Westfield.

DPW Director David Billips has said he recently presented the City Council with a $5 million bond proposal to address the city’s aging water infrastructure.