Hingham Land Conservation Trust to host a Fall Walk exploring the trails, ponds, and pools adjacent to the Weir River Water System (WRWS) water treatment facility on Saturday, October 16 at 10:00 AM. The group will gather at the rear of the WRWS maintenance facility building, located across the street from 86 South Pleasant Street in Hingham. There is room to park at the facility.
Our walk will follow a scenic loop on trails on the WRWS’ property. Along the way, participants will learn where Hingham, Hull, and parts of Cohasset source their water, and how it is collected, stored, treated, and distributed, as well as challenges that the WRWS is facing and its plans for the future. Walkers should dress for the weather and be prepared to travel on steep and uneven terrain. We plan to complete the morning walk between 11:30 and noon.
After the walk, we will have optional tours inside the WRWS treatment facility, located at 900 Main Street, Hingham. The treatment facility tours will be limited to groups of ten people at a time, and masks are required.
The walk will be guided by Steve Ivas and Russell Tierney. Steve Ivas is a wetlands scientist with over 30 years of professional experience. He brings a wealth of knowledge of the geography of the water system and our local flora and fauna, and has served as a Norwell Water Commissioner for many terms. Russell Tierney is the Managing Director and Superintendent of the WRWS, bringing nearly 30 years’ experience managing the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems to the position.