Our hearts are with those who have been personally affected by the recent pandemic.
Please be advised that flushing items such as "flushable wipes," masks, gloves, femanine products, paper towels, and other non-flushable items can cause detrimental equipment failure and pottentially expose essential staff to hazardous situtations while they repair clogged pumps and pipes.
As always, but even more so during these times, we strive to provide the best treatment of wastewater possible, in order to protect both the public and environmental health of our community.
To protect the health of the public and protect the environment by producing a clean effluent which flows to the Connecticut River from sanitary and industrial sewage that flows into the WPCF . To do so safely, efficiently and cost effectively.
The facility treats industrial and residential wastewater from the villages of Turners Falls, Millers Falls,Montague City, Montague Center and Lake Pleasant. See the additional pages for more information.
For issues involving the Town sanitary sewer collection system contact the Town Highway Department at 413-863-2054.
The WPCF is responsible for the operations of the Treatment Facility, Pump Stations (8) & Pump Station force mains.
Sewer abatement requests can be made to the Town Hall Selectboard office or to the WPCF. Be advised that a request must be submitted within 30 days of the bill date per Massachusetts General Law. Sewer Abatement Request Form.
The WPCF & water districts are seperate departments. The water districts provide water use readings to the Town Hall & WPCF for generation of the fiscal year sewer use bills.
Montague WPCF does not discriminate in, employment, or in any of its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and coercion), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Retaliation is also prohibited. Montague WPCF will comply with state and federal laws such as M.G.L. c. 151B, Title IX, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment and Rights Act, Executive Order 11246 and other similar laws that prohibit discrimination, all as amended. Montague WPCF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer.
The sewer bill is calculated by using water readings from the water districts and multiplying the number of gallons times the sewer rate set for the Fiscal Year. The previous winter reading... (Read More)