Westfield water emergency lifted; system now operating normally

Granville Reservoir (file - Nov 2016)

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Some very welcome news for Westfield residents, as the city’s water emergency has been lifted.

Westfield DPW Director David Billips told 22News that the water pressure issue that has been causing problems for residents over the past week has been resolved, and the system is now back to normal operation.

Billips said that the water pressure issue was caused by a combination of factors. The Granville Reservoir had been taken offline due to low water levels and two of the city’s eight wells are offline. On top of that, a water main break forced one of the city’s four water tanks to be shut down.

Because of the water pressure issue, students at Westfield State University were sent home early, and classes were cancelled for the week.