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 sewers and drain system
  • Maintaining the flood control system
  • Monitoring industrial waste water
  • Stormwater pollution prevention
  • Treating the collected sewage
The Water Pollution Control Facility is located at 80 Medina Street.
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Become informed on the many issues related to Water Pollution Control that affect you as citizens of Chicopee...

  • You can find information on Combined Sewer Overflow (CSOs) construction on the webpage for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click the link to read more: Combined Sewer Overflow FAQs
  • Per Chapter 144, Section 21 of the City Code: 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. 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. 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. Any person who violates this section shall be punished by a fine of $100. Read our flyer on pet waste: Dog Waste Information
  • Please DON'T FLUSH WIPES! Even wipes labeled "Flushable" can and do clog pipes and pumps at the Treatment Facility! Help save yourself from a costly mess...No wipes down the pipes!!! Remember the "Three Ps"...the only things down a toilet should be 'pee, poop, and paper'. Click this link to watch an informational video made by Keene, NH students: "Don't Flush That" Video
§ 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.