Water Treatment Plant – Leominster MA

Description

Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) workers constructed Leominster’s original water treatment facility, which has been drastically modernized on multiple occasions in the intervening decades. WPA Bulletin:

As a public health safety measure the Leominster WPA has constructed a large water filtration plant on Monoosnock River [Brook]. Many skilled and unskilled workers were employed on this project.

Source notes

Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Aug. 21, 1936 (pg. 2)
http://archive.org/details/worksprogressbul3637unit

Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Sept. 21, 1936 (pg. 2)
http://archive.org/details/worksprogressbul3637unit

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 13, 2017.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

Location Info


436 Mechanic St.
Leominster, MA 01453

Coordinates: 42.522226, -71.737758

One comment on “Water Treatment Plant – Leominster MA

  1. I’m looking for information regarding the Distributing Reservoir near the end of Exchange St. in Leominster, MA. It appears that the earth dam was constructed with granite from an on-site quarry. Also, the brook feeding into it was stabilized with granite to reduce sediment in the reservoir.

Leave a Reply

Before leaving a comment, please note:

  • Comments allow viewers to share information with others or alert us to errors or changes in a New Deal site.
  • We are not involved in the management of New Deal sites and have no information about visits, hours or rentals.
  • This page shows all the information we have for this site; if you have new information or photos to share, click below.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.