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Wakefield receives water quality award


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WAKEFIELD – The City of Wakefield received an award for its water fluoridation quality from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The city has received the award annually since at least 2015, according to Dave Semenak, who runs the city’s water department.

“There’s a really good balanced system because the guys here they keep it balanced to between .60 and .80,” said Semenak. “They just are really diligent. They check daily. Just like the chlorine levels at the pumphouse. So if there is any deviation the guys in the water really get on...