The Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) is a regulated, municipal, public water supply that produces and distributes potable well water for domestic, commercial, and municipal use, including fire suppression. There are more than 2,600 rate-payer homes, businesses and public buildings using the system.
LCWD is located in the northwest two-thirds of the Town of Lynnfield in Essex County, Massachusetts. The District is bound by the Lynnfield Water District and the surrounding communities of Peabody, Middleton, North Reading, Reading, and Wakefield.
The Water District is an autonomous municipal entity that collects quarterly real and personal property taxes to partially fund the operating cost. All Lynnfield residential and commercial property owners located within the bounds of the Lynnfield Center Water District are assessed a Water District Tax based upon the value of their property whether or not they actually connect to and obtain water from the distribution system. The district contracts the Town of Lynnfield to collect the Water District Tax and it is listed as a separate line item on the tax bill received from the Town.
The annual Lynnfield Center Water District Meeting is held on the first Monday of April at 7 p.m. at Lynnfield Middle School, 505 Main St. Registered voter rate-payers are invited to vote on warrant articles, elect officers, approve the annual operating budget, fund proposed capital improvement initiatives, authorize borrowing, and fund various accounts. A Meeting Warrant (agenda) is finalized two to three weeks prior to the scheduled meeting and publicly posted and distributed to local news media and on the LCWD website.
Lynnfield Water District
The Lynnfield Water District (LWD) is a second, separate, municipal public water supply district and serves the remaining southeast one-third of the Town of Lynnfield, bound by the Lynnfield Center Water District and the surrounding communities of Lynn, Peabody, Wakefield, and Saugus.
LCWD fire hydrants are painted green and the LWD fire hydrants are painted red.