Water Pollution Control

Duties & Responsibilities


The mission of the Water Pollution Control Facility is to protect the rivers and streams that are in or near the City of Chicopee. The department does this by:
  • Maintaining the sewer and drain systems
  • Maintaining the flood control system
  • Monitoring industrial waste water
  • Storm water pollution prevention
  • Treating the collected sewage
The collection, transport, and treatment of drinking and wastewater unfortunately is not free. Your wastewater bill ensures that you and your community have reliable access to clean, safe water. 
Without access to a sustainable water supply, our community is at risk. Service disruptions for failing or inadequate  wastewater infrastructure directly impacts medical facilities, schools, daycares, and firehouses, just to mention a few. Nearly every aspect of our lives is connected to water. Without clean water services, our lives would stop.

The Collections System division of Water Pollution Control maintains and operates over 200 miles of public sewer and drain lines!
§ 144-21Animal waste.
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A. 
The owner of every dog shall be responsible for the removal of any fecal matter deposited by the owner's animal(s) on his or her property, public walks, recreation areas or private property. "Owner" includes person(s) who possess or control the dog.
B. 
The owner or person(s) who possess or control the dog when appearing with the dog on any public walk, street, recreation area or private property shall possess the means of removal of any fecal matter left by such dog.
C. 
For purposes of this regulation, the means of removal shall include any tool, implement or other device carried for the purpose of picking up and containing such fecal matter. Disposal shall be accomplished by transporting such fecal matter to a place suitable and regularly reserved for the disposal of human fecal matter, specifically reserved for disposal of dog fecal matter or otherwise designated as appropriate by the Director of Public Health.
D. 
Any person who violates this section shall be punished by a fine of $100.
§ 144-21Animal waste.
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A. 
The owner of every dog shall be responsible for the removal of any fecal matter deposited by the owner's animal(s) on his or her property, public walks, recreation areas or private property. "Owner" includes person(s) who possess or control the dog.
B. 
The owner or person(s) who possess or control the dog when appearing with the dog on any public walk, street, recreation area or private property shall possess the means of removal of any fecal matter left by such dog.
C. 
For purposes of this regulation, the means of removal shall include any tool, implement or other device carried for the purpose of picking up and containing such fecal matter. Disposal shall be accomplished by transporting such fecal matter to a place suitable and regularly reserved for the disposal of human fecal matter, specifically reserved for disposal of dog fecal matter or otherwise designated as appropriate by the Director of Public Health.
D. 
Any person who violates this section shall be punished by a fine of $100.