Mayoral Candidate Thomas Reynolds emphasizes that Braintree cannot wait any longer to replace 85 year old Water Treatment Plant


This week’s boil water order for the Towns of Randolph and Holbrook illustrates once more the need for us to build the tri-town water treatment plant. Our current plant was built in the 1930’s and is far past it’s usable life. Since 2002, plans for the new treatment plant have been on the table. 

My experience as a municipal manager, DPW Director, and Chair of BELD Light Board, along with executive leadership experience as twice past chairman of the Braintree Board of Selectman are the type of proven municipal leadership required to move forward with prioritizing and funding capital projects as critical as this plant. Long-term planning is an essential need to avoid emergencies such as this boil water order. 

The next mayor of Braintree needs to have a proven track-record in a municipal setting dealing with and developing reliable revenue sources to address and fund future municipal infrastructure. Our needs in Braintree include focusing on upgrades to school and municipal buildings, public safety infrastructure, and our ability to reliably deliver high-quality municipal services the people of Braintree have come to expect and deserve for their tax dollars.

Tom Reynolds