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Boil Water Notice Lifted in Springfield

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission announced this morning that the Boil-Water notice issued by the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (Commission) on Tuesday, September 12th has been lifted as of this morning, Thursday, September 14, 2023.

Bacteria sample results from throughout the distribution system in Springfield and Ludlow are NEGATIVE.  


Attached please find the full notice from Springfield Water and Sewer Commission. 

Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank Josh Schimmel, Executive Director of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, his dedicated team and the tremendous work done by Water and Sewer crews for responding and tracking down and resolving this issue.  I also want to thank MassDEP, MEMA, and especially my dedicated city team, from cabinet heads to rank and file, for their efforts throughout this difficult and challenging situation that was caused by the wash out from all the extreme rain and flash flooding we’ve been getting.  I am pleased to hear that the boil-water notice has been lifted as of early this morning and all water samplings have come back negative.  We understand that this difficult decision inconvenienced many, but it was made out of an abundance of caution and after the Commission was able to gather all of the facts and data needed to meet the regulatory components needed for DEP.  The public health and wellbeing of my residents and businesses is my number priority.  I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding.”        

Critical customers with further questions or concerns about the notice should contact the Commission’s Emergency Response Manager, Bob Weaver at: (413) 310-3449 or  Customers can also reach the Commission at

More information is available at or on our social media pages @SpfldWaterSewer. 

In addition, Springfield Public Schools will be OPEN today.  The District will communicate this news via robocall this morning given the uniqueness of the cause from yesterday’s school closure. 

On behalf of the City of Springfield and the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, we thank everyone for their patience and understanding.   

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