Water restrictions in Springfield, 4 surrounding towns

Water is still safe to drink

Crews working to make repairs to a water main near the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission's facility on Provin Mountain in Feeding Hills.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission has shut down a section of a transmission main that delivers water from Provin Mountain Reservoir, and that will restrict the water use of people in several western Massachusetts communities.

According to Public Communications Manager Joyce Mulvaney, Springfield, Ludlow, Agawam, East Longmeadow and Longmeadow are the communities affected while emergency repairs are done to a 60 inch transmission main that was taken offline.

Repair work underway at the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission's Provin Mountain facility.
Repair work underway at the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission’s Provin Mountain facility.

Under the mandatory water restriction, Mulvaney said customers are asked to avoid all outdoor watering activities and be conscientious of non-essential water use.

Also, customers will likely see a drop in water pressure while repairs are happening. She added, however, that the water is safe to drink, and the quality of water will not be impacted.

Mulvaney told 22News that they have identified the source of the problem, which is at their Provin Mountain facility in Feeding Hills. She did not have specific details, however, on exactly what was causing the issue.

In and around Provin Mountain Friday, crews could be seen digging and conducting repairs. Mulvaney told 22News that the work is expected to take about 72 hours to complete.

The Commission will update the public with additional information as soon as it’s available. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission at 413-787-6206.

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