Water Pollution Control
COVID-19 UPDATE-- As of June 8, 2020--- All municipal buildings will reopen to the public, by appointment only, on Monday, June 8, 2020, while following CDC guidelines to mitigate the spread of the virus.
No walk-in traffic will be allowed during Phase I
Buildings will be routinely disinfected including handrails and doorknobs
Individuals will need to contact the necessary city department directly - if such business cannot be done remotely - to schedule an appointment to conduct their city-related business.
Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance
For emergency issues, certain arrangements and accommodations might be possible but will be at the discretion of each department
Based on each department’s capacity, some appointments may need to be scheduled at a later date. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
As part of the city’s public health efforts and for contact tracing purposes, those entering the building must sign in and undergo a temperature screening.
Each Chicopee municipal building will have a limited, labeled, and manned entry point.
All appointees must check in at these designated entry points to confirm their appointment
A temperature check before entering is required- anyone, employee or visitor, with a temperature at or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit will not be allowed entry
Individuals must wear face coverings when entering municipal buildings –with only exceptions for those under the age of 2 years, those who have a health condition that prevents wearing a mask, or where a mask interferes with their breathing
Upon entry, individuals must follow the pedestrian traffic movement indicators and go directly to specified department.
Individuals must stand and wait in the designated areas at the city office they are scheduled to visit.
A city employee will call the individual forward for them to conduct their city-related business. This is necessary to limit the number of people within an office and to encourage social distancing
Plexiglas shields will protect the employee and the individual when doing business
Duties & Responsibilities
The mission of the Water Pollution Control Facility is to protect the rivers and streams that are in or near the City of Chicopee. The department does this by:
- Maintaining the sewer and drain systems
- Maintaining the flood control system
- Monitoring industrial waste water
- Storm water pollution prevention
- Treating the collected sewage
Without access to a sustainable water supply, our community is at risk. Service disruptions for failing or inadequate wastewater infrastructure directly impacts medical facilities, schools, daycares, and firehouses, just to mention a few. Nearly every aspect of our lives is connected to water. Without clean water services, our lives would stop.
In 2019, Water Pollution Control staff completed the following work:
- Boulder Catcher Cleanings: 12 @ 5 locations
- Siphon Cleaning and Maintenance: 745 linear feet @ 10 locations
- Catch Basin Cleanings: 286 on 69 streets
- Sewer Main Cleanings: 95,574 linear feet @ 430 locations
- Closed Circuit T.V. Inspections: 43,705 liner feet @ 229 locations
- Sewer Mains Root Cut: 44,073 linear feet on 190 streets
- Drainage Area Maintenance: Cleaned and inspected @ 128 locations
- Dye Tested Locations: 2 on 2 streets
- Labeled Storm Drains (Catch Basins): 266 on 22 streets
- Interceptor Inspections: 183 manholes @ 9 Locations, plus easement clearing
- Pump Station Cleanings: 11 @ 9 locations
- Drainage area T.V. inspected: 11,887 linear feet at 21 locations