Springfield Water and Sewer Commission

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    Sample tests continue to show a higher than acceptable level of a contaminant in the drinking water of about a third of the population in western Massachusetts.

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  As debate continues in Washington over funding to rebuild the nation’s aging infrastructure, a major project is beginning to improve part of the wastewater treatment system in western Massachusetts.

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A $70 million project is being planned to remove a contaminant from the drinking water used by 250,000 people in western Massachusetts.

a water drinking fountain
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    A recent report from MassPIRG and Environment Massachusetts gave the state a “D” for its efforts to get lead out of school’s drinking water.    But officials say the Springfield Public Schools deserve a much higher grade. 

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A required public notification about contamination in the drinking water for Springfield, Massachusetts has officials stressing there is no emergency.

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  Federal, state, and local officials launched a new water quality monitoring project today on the Connecticut River in Massachusetts that is aimed at improving environmental conditions in Long Island Sound.  

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In this segment from WAMC’s in depth look at infrastructure series, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports on how the largest municipality in western Massachusetts gets its water.

crews work to repair a hole in a street
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    Work started Monday at the first of nearly two-dozen locations in the city of Springfield where improvements are planned this year to an urban water and sewer infrastructure, parts of which date back to the 1800s.

Springfield Water and Sewer Commission Ex. Dir. Joshua Schimmel
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Although many pipes are more than a century old, the utility infrastructure in Springfield, Massachusetts is in good shape and is continually being upgraded, according to officials who spoke at a public forum. The roundtable was scheduled after a water main break last month caused a large sinkhole on Main Street and raised concerns about what is happening underground.

crews work to repair a hole in a street
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In the wake of a water main break that caused a large sinkhole in downtown Springfield earlier this month, city councilors have called for a series of meetings to discuss the status of the city’s underground infrastructure.