The reliability of our distribution system – the network of underground pipes that transports water through the City to homes and businesses – is essential in order for residents to have an adequate, uninterrupted and high quality supply of water each and every day. Similarly, the reliability of the collection system – the system which transports wastewater from homes and businesses to the Springfield Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant to be cleaned and returned to the environment – is essential for public health and environmental protection. Our water distribution and wastewater collection systems are what make up our infrastructure.
Parts of the water and sewer infrastructure in the City of Springfield date back to the 1800s. The pipes are aging and in some cases are in need of repair and replacement. As a result, the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission will be rehabilitating and replacing water and sewer infrastructure at multiple locations throughout the City of Springfield in 2015 and 2016.
This work includes rehabilitating approximately 8,345 feet of sewer main, 44 manholes, and 26 service laterals, and replacing approximately 175 feet of sewer main, 3 service laterals, and approximately 80 feet of water main at various locations throughout the City of Springfield.
Click on this map to view the locations of planned improvements:
– Eastern Avenue from Monroe Street to Wilbraham Road
– Union Street from Hancock Street to Colton Street
– Quincy Street from #162 Quincy Street to Eastern Avenue
– Quincy Street from Oak Street to Stebbins Street
– Tyler Street from Hancock Street to 252 Tyler Street
– Pendleton Avenue from 148 Pendleton Avenue to Eastern Avenue
– Alden Street from Hancock Street to Eastern Avenue
– Walnut Street from Hancock Street to Brigham Street
– Walnut Street from Hickory Street to Allen Street
– Hancock Street from Walnut Street to Florence Street
– Stockbridge Street at Main Street
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