In 2021 the Water Department replaced water mains on the following streets: Hamilton Circle, Memorial Drive, DePalma Street, Phil Street, and Memorial Park.
For the 2022 construction season, the Water Department is planning to replace the water main for the following streets: Oak Hill Drive,
Highland Ave, Maple Street (Bridge St to Walnut St). (Please Note: projects are subject to change)
The meter crew installed or changed 340+ meters, collected more than 400 water samples, and performed 575+ backflow preventer tests. We read most water meters by radio or from the outside of the building.
Occasionally, we may need to access your property to check the water meter. Our staff will have a DPW photo ID, and will arrive in a DPW vehicle; if you have any doubt that someone is a DPW employee please do not let them into your property, lock your door, and call the Police.
The Hydrant Maintenance Crew has been has been busy inspecting and maintaining the 1500+ publicly owned fire hydrants around town. We strive to inspect publicly owned hydrants once per year and are in the process of increasing the inspection frequency to the AWWA recommended two times per year. Good news with these efforts and efforts by the Agawam Fire Department, ISO has re-rated our community When the hydrants are flushed you may notice discolored water, this is rust and sediment that is suspended when the water velocity increases in the pipe while flushing. Please run your cold water for a few minutes to clear the discolored water; if after a few minutes the water does not clear please notify the DPW.