Chicopee sewer separation work nearly finished

Final stages of repaving now underway in Willimansett

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Years of sewer pipe replacement and re-routing of Chicopee Street traffic are almost at an end.

The multi-million dollar sewer separation project in the Willimansett neighborhood is now in the final stage of re-paving. The Chicopee Street work is now scheduled to be finished in the fall.

DPW Superintendent Jeffrey Neece told 22News that thousands of residents will benefit from the separation of the storm water from sewer water.

“The noticeable difference will be people won’t have sewage back in their homes, and they won’t see sewage bubbling out of the catch basins when we get a sudden rainstorm,” Neece said.

The Chicopee Street pipe project is part of a 10 year, $180 million set of sewer pipe improvements mandated by the federal government.