The Nichols House is an historic home that sits just outside the gates of the Fayville Dam (map). It’s owned by the MWRA, and for a while now the town has been trying to convince the water authority to donate the home for use as an historical museum.
Earlier this year, the MWRA rejected the plan citing security concerns. Since then, Southborough’s state representatives have been trying to convince the water authority to reconsider.
State representatives Danielle Gregoire and Carolyn Dykema met with MWRA officials earlier this month in an attempt to put pressure on the agency, but Gregoire told Southborough selectmen the agency was “uncooperative” on the issue.
The MWRA shot back saying they’re not being uncooperative, just practical. “We can’t afford to spend any more money on something that lies outside our mission to provide reliable, cost effective, high quality water and sewer services,” a representative told the Metrowest Daily News.
You can read more in these recent articles by the Metrowest Daily News: