The Greenfield Department of Public Works has received a grant totaling $87,634 from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to catalog its water and sewer infrastructure. The grant will allow the City to develop a comprehensive asset management plan that will guide future upgrades and proactively identify potential trouble spots.
“The DPW has mountains of data relating to our water and sewer infrastructure in paper and electronic files dating back over a century,” said Public Works Director Marlo Warner. “This project will bring many of these files under one umbrella for easy use and planning for the future.”
With City matching funds of $45,266 and in-kind services of $13,157, the project totals $146,057. Work will commence this summer and is expected to be finished by the end of the calendar year.
The project is being conducted by the City and Westfield-based Tighe & Bond environmental consulting services. The plan is required by DEP under the sanitary survey performed in August 2020.