About the Commission

Commission History – The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission was established in July 1996, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40N, by a vote of the Springfield City Council. Our mission is to provide an adequate, uninterrupted, high-quality supply of water to our customers, to collect and treat wastewater, and return clean water to the environment. Click here to read more.

Board of Commissioners – The governing body of the Commission is a three-member Board of Commissioners responsible for establishing the policies and procedures for efficient water and sewer operations. They are appointed by the Mayor of Springfield and approved by the City Council. Click here to read more.

Public Information – The Commission actively engages with the community through the press, education programs, and events. This page contains recent press releases, a listing of community events, information on community education programs, and a listing of our current projects. Click here to read more.

Commission Reports – The Commission releases a variety of annual reports and presentations to communicate with customers and stakeholders. Links to our Water Quality Report, Annual Report, and Budget Public Hearing Presentation going back three years can be found on this page, in addition to links to the Commission’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Rules and Regulations Document, and Guidelines and Policies. Click here to read more.

Water System – The Springfield water system dates back to 1848 when the Springfield Aqueduct Company was formed. This page contains information on the history of our water supply and a description of our water system. Click here to read more.

Sewer System – The Commission services approximately 36,400 sewer accounts. The sewer collection system consists of 138 miles of combined sewer (sewer and stormwater), 312 miles of separated sewer, 23 combined sewer overflow outfalls, 12,000 manholes, and 33 pumping stations. Click here to read more.

Awards – The Commission has been recognized with awards from various parties and organizations for sound workplace practices, engineering excellence, stewardship of Springfield’s water supply, and more. Click here to read more.

Employment OpportunitiesClick here to view current available positions and how to apply.

DirectionsClick here to access directions to Springfield Water and Sewer Commission locations.