The Wastewater Division’s primary function is to treat the city’s wastewater to a level that meets or exceeds the stringent standards set by MADEP and USEPA, and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of 140 miles of sewer lines that make up the collection system. The department accepts flow not only from Fitchburg residents and businesses, but also serves the needs of the neighboring communities of Lunenburg and Westminster.
In addition to treating wastewater, the Wastewater Division also provides several area communities with septage disposal services to insure a safe and reliable disposal method for these wastes, while generating revenue which helps in offsetting the cost to residents.
The City of Fitchburg Department of Public Works Wastewater Division is required to submit annual and semi annual reports to regulatory agencies per the 2012 Consent Decree..
SEMI ANNUAL EPA/DEP PROGRESS REPORT
The Semi Annual progress reports are submitted twice a year per the 2012 Consent Decree between the City and the EPA, MassDEP, and the US Department of Justice. The report contains all activities the City has taken within the past 6-months in order to come into compliance the United States Clean Water Act and the Consent Decree.