Project Description

The Village of Wells River faced many challenges with a water system initially constructed in the 1880s: aging cast-iron pipes, a water storage tank built with stone, concrete, brick, and wood, and a lack of a treatment system to filter the high levels of manganese found in their water supply. Otter Creek Engineering collaborated with both Rural Development and the State of Vermont to provide Wells River with grant funding in excess of 80% of the total project cost. This led to the replacement of critical portions of the water system and the construction of both a modern treatment building designed to filter out manganese and a water storage tank built at a slightly higher elevation to improve water pressure throughout the Village.