Waste Water Treatment Plant (Sewer)

The Town of Palmer Wastewater Treatment Facility is located on the banks of the Ware River and discharges the treated effluent into the Chicopee River between the old Tambrands building and F & D Tool Company in the village of Three Rivers. The Palmer Wastewater Facility is responsible for improving water quality to a Class B status that promotes recreational use of the Chicopee River. Not only does the river support a healthy aquatic population, a direct result of higher dissolved oxygen levels, several species of birds have been observed by plant personnel including numerous Bald Eagle sightings around the plant.

Over the last 12 years the Town of Palmer has eliminating 26 combined sewer overflows (CSOs).   Plant influent flows are now less affected by wet weather or heavy rainfall resulting in more stable plant operations.

Start up: 1979
Service Population: 18,000
Flow: Design 5.6 mgd; Daily Average: 1.6 mgd, 12 month avg.
Type: Conventional activated Sludge
Facility Grading: 6
Sewer System: 58 miles, 10 Pump Stations, 50 Grinder Pumps

 


 

FY 2024 SECOND HALF SEWER BILLS (Green Bill)

Bill Date: 3/1/2024

Due Date: 4/1/2024

These charges are for the services from 1/1/2024 - 6/30/2024

 


 SEWER RATES PER EDU (EQUIVALENT DWELLING UNIT)

Current & Historical:

FY 2024: (7/1/2023-6/30/2024)    $305.00 Flat Rate Per EDU   ($610.00 a year)

FY 2023: (7/1/2022-6/30/2023)    $272.00 Flat Rate Per EDU   ($544.00 a year)

FY 2022: (7/1/2021-6/30/2022)    $247.50 Flat Rate Per EDU   ($495.00 a year)

FY 2021: (7/1/2020-6/30/2021)    $247.00 Flat Rate Per EDU   ($494.00 a year)

FY 2020: (7/1/2019-6/30/2020)    $245.00 Flat Rate Per EDU   ($490.00 a year)

FY 2019: (7/1/2018-6/30/2019)    $237.50 Flat Rate Per EDU   ($475.00 a year)

 


 

SEWER BILL ABATEMENT APPLICATION FORMS BELOW: