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The Town of Longmeadow purchases its water from the City of Springfield. The Longmeadow Water system begins at the water pumping station located on Forest Glen Road in Longmeadow.
From this pumping station, the Town of Longmeadow is serviced by approximately 96 miles of water distribution mains. These water mains deliver water to the town’s 5600 metered water accounts and supply 16,000 residents. In an effort to maintain and upgrade the Town system, the Public Works Department continually upgrade water and sewer infrastructure with replacement of older water lines, hydrants, and related facilities. The project funds are approved by residents at town meeting. The department also maintains a one million-gallon water storage tank located off Academy Drive which is used to improve pressure to the easterly area of the Town.
The Longmeadow Sewer Department maintains approximately 90 miles of sewer pipe. The sewage is primarily gravity fed to the Emerson Road Sewer Pumping Station.
From the pumping station, the sewage is pumped through a 24″ pressure main directly to Springfield Bondi’s Island. The sewer plant is protected by an emergency stand-by generator that has the capacity to run the electrical demands for the entire plant.
Although preventative maintenance is done on a regular basis, sewer main blockages can occur. If you suspect a sewer main back-up or have a blocked sewer connection, during normal working hours 7:30AM – 4:00PM Mon. – Fri. call 567-3400, after normal working hours and weekends call the Police Department at 567-3311. For more information go to the Question Page.