Distributing water to homes and businesses throughout Springfield and Ludlow requires an extensive network of water mains and service lines. Residents have relied on many of these pipes for over 100 years to safely deliver water from Cobble Mountain Reservoir to the City of Springfield and Town of Ludlow, as well as to the communities purchasing water wholesale.
Transmission mains are larger pipes, at least 16” in diameter, which convey water to the network of water mains buried beneath city streets. Each year the Commission funds the Transmission System Rehabilitation Program, which consists of repair and replacement projects on the transmission lines. Repairs range from fixing leaks to replacing valves. These upgrades maintain the integrity of the transmission system and ensures reliable water delivery.
The transmission system rehabilitation is budgeted at $100,000 for FY21.