In January 2021, Governor Baker signed an Act Promoting Awareness of Sewage in Public Waters into law. This new law will make sure the public knows when untreated sewage flows into Massachusetts waters. This includes certain Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs). The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the Town of Williamstown recognizes the importance of notifying the public when untreated sewage is released into our waters.
When a discharge or overflow occurs, Williamstown DPW sends out a public advisory notification. On business days, this website will be updated within 2 hours of the notification. During nights, weekends, or holidays this website will be updated on the next business day.
You can also see a list if discharge and overflow events on the MassDEP website https://eeaonline.eea.state.ma.us/portal/dep/cso-data-portal/ . This list is updated within 24 hours of when the public advisory notification is sent.
The fastest way to get any of our town information is sign up to receive public notifications through CodeRed: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFBD1C5ACE64