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Town of West Springfield
Thursday May 9th, 2024 :: 09:33 a.m. EDT



This message is to inform you that the rain event(s) of May 8, 2024, resulted in several combined seweral overflows from the Springfield Waste Water treatment plant and Chicopee combined sewer outfalls. These overflows sent over 29,757,933+ gallons of untreated wastewater into the Connecticut River, Mill River and Chicopee River. While the release of untreated wastewater has ceased, Public Health officials recommend avoiding contact with these water bodies for 48 hours after the discharge ceases due to increased health risks from bacteria and other pollutants. The discharge consists of rainwater and untreated sewage and waste. Activities to avoid include, but are not limited to, swimming, wading, fishing, kayaking and canoeing.
If you have any questions about this event, please visit or the Health department’s page of the town website.

Town of West Springfield
26 Central St
West Springfield, MA 01089

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 413-263-3000

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