AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) - The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission will spend $30 million to replace an 85 year-old pipeline through the town of Agawam.
New 36-inch and 48-inch pipelines to service Springfield, Longmeadow, and East Longmeadow became necessary because of a massive water main break in Agawam last November. The commission notified all 164 people who live next to the pipeline about the coming project and its effects on them.
"We definitely understand that over 85 years, which is how long that pipeline has been in the ground, people have probably planted flowers, planted trees, probably not understanding where they live in," said Cathy Pederson, Executive Director of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission.
The Water and Sewer Commission is giving the Agawam abutters a lot of time to remove any obstacles to the underground pipeline. The laying of the new pipe won't start until the summer of 2014.