Water

Water TankClean, 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.

Sewer



Duties & Responsibilities


The Sewer Division of the East Longmeadow Department of Public Works is responsible for the safe and efficient transmission of the raw sewage from its underground pipe network to the treatment plant located at Springfield’s Bondi’s Island. 

Sewage flows in the pipes either by gravity or through forced pressure created by a network of pump stations throughout town. The Sewer Division is responsible for the maintenance of more than 114 miles of pipe and the upkeep of seventeen pump stations. 

While preventative maintenance is done on a regular basis, sewer main blockages may occur. If you suspect a sewer main back up or blocked sewer connection, please contact the D.P.W. during working hours at (413) 525-5400, ext. 1200 or, when our office is closed, contact the Police Department at (413) 525-5440. Personnel from the Sewer Division are on call 24 hours a day to assist you with your sewage problems.