Fire Flow Testing

The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission observes fire flow testing to determine if there is sufficient water available to add a new water service or extend an existing main. If a construction project includes a proposed new water service or main extension, a fire flow test will be required. The property owner will need to complete the Fire Flow Test Application and return the completed form, with applicable application and deposit fees to the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission.

Fire Flow Testing Fees

  • $200 per test during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM)
  • $400 per test during evenings, weekends, and holidays (only with prior Commission approval)
  • In addition to the testing fee, a $100 refundable deposit is required at the time of application. Deposits will be returned after flow test results have been submitted to the Commission.

Electronic Application and Payment

Fire Flow applications and fees must be submitted electronically.

To request a Fire Flow Test Application email Completed forms should be returned in PDF format.

Instructions for submitting payment electronically will be provided upon receipt of the completed application.

If you have any questions regarding fire flow tests, please contact the Operations Center at or 413-310-3501.