The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission has recently adjusted the disinfection process at West Parish Filters Water Treatment Plant. Some consumers may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in the drinking water as a result. Chlorine levels in Springfield’s drinking water remain well below the maximum limits established by the EPA and MassDEP, and the water is safe to drink.
In anticipation of the upcoming dip in temperatures, the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission is reminding the public to take steps to prevent frozen water pipes in homes and businesses. In cold weather, water pipes can freeze and burst, causing damage to properties and disrupting the lives of residents.