Auburn, MA – The R.H. White Construction Company recently completed construction of a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Facility for the City of Chicopee.
During periods of heavy rain, raw sewage that previously flowed untreated into the Connecticut River will now be diverted through this facility to be disinfected.
The construction cost was $14.8 million and the project took 24 months to complete. This facility will eliminate 143 million gallons per year of untreated combined sewage discharge.
R.H. White has completed three CSO projects on the Connecticut River in the past four years. The Chicopee Medina Street CSO and the Holyoke Berkshire Street CSO have prevented an additional 450 million gallons per year of untreated combined sewage from flowing into the river.