The Water Division services and maintains 51 miles of water mains, 2 wells, 4 pumping stations, and potable water services for approximately 2,680 service connections. The duties of the Water Division include performing daily inspections of the Town wells and pump stations; install and oversee new water services and meters; repair water breaks; read meters; and assist with winter snow plowing.
The goal of the Water Division is to provide our users with excellent service and an ample quantity of clean, safe drinking water. Our water is regularly tested for numerous contaminants and bacteria in accordance with MassDEP regulations. The test results are summarized in our Water Quality Report that is published annually in the Westfield Evening News. Southwick also purchases water from the Springfield Water & Sewer Commission (SWSC) to supplement water from the town well during periods of high usage or when repairs are being made to the well pumps.