Clean, Safe, Potable
The Water Division of the East Longmeadow D.P.W. is committed to providing clean, safe, potable water to the town’s residences and businesses. East Longmeadow purchases it’s water from the City of Springfield, which is responsible for its source at Cobble Mountain Reservoir in Blandford.
After the water is filtered, treated to inhibit corrosion, and chlorinated, the water is piped to East Longmeadow and into our underground distribution system.
Duties & Responsibilities
The Water Division is responsible for the maintenance of more than 115 miles of underground transmission pipe, two pumping stations (Harkness Avenue and Chestnut Street) and two storage tanks located on Prospect Street. The Water Division continuously upgrades its water infrastructure by the replacement of older water lines, hydrants, and related facilities. The Water Division is also responsible for additional disinfection of the water by means of chloramination and continuously tests the water for presence of bacteria and other items which would affect the quality of the water.
In addition, the Water Division is responsible for installation and maintenance of more than 5,500 water meters, conducting pressure tests and a semi-annual water main flushing program.