Springfield Water and Sewer Commission launches $115M project to build pump station, Connecticut River pipe crossing

https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/05/springfield-water-and-sewer-commission-launches-115m-to-build-pump-station-connecticut-river-pipe-crossing-project.html

SPRINGFIELD — Local, state and federal officials gathered Monday to launch a $115 million water infrastructure project along the Connecticut River that officials say will enhance the regional wastewater system and protect the river.

The project includes a new wastewater pump station on York Street and a new river pipeline crossing under the Connecticut River in the city’s South End connecting to the Bondi’s Island regional wastewater treatment plant.

The new pumping station will replace a 1938 facility. The increased capacity will reduce combined sewer overflows by 100 million gallons in a typical year, said Josh Schimmel, executive director of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission.