Join the Spring Hill Sewer Separation Virtual Community Meeting on April 10

Virtual Meeting Will Highlight Spring/Summer Construction Schedule and Forthcoming Streetscape Improvements on Summer St.

SOMERVILLE – Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and Ward 3 Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen invite you to join a virtual community meeting to learn about construction progress on the Spring Hill Sewer Separation project.

The meeting will take place Monday, April 10, at 6 p.m. Visit to register to attend.

At this meeting, City staff will review progress made to date and present an overview of the work planned for this upcoming spring and summer. Featured updates include a review of planned streetscape improvements and green stormwater infrastructure coming to Summer Street. Following the presentation, residents will have the opportunity to ask questions about the project and construction process.

Somerville’s Spring Hill neighborhood is currently served by a combined sewer system, which collects both wastewater and stormwater runoff in the same pipes. Through the Sewer Separation project, the City is working to upgrade these systems by installing new storm drains that separate stormwater from the existing combined sewer. In addition to the underground utility improvements, this project will also install street safety improvements and green infrastructure (drainage features designed to mimic natural processes such as irrigated planting areas, bioretention basins with select soils and plants that catch and filter stormwater, and new trees) throughout the neighborhood.

This project is one in a series of actions the City is undertaking to reduce water pollution, address flooding, and modernize Somerville’s infrastructure. Construction began last year and is expected to continue through 2024.

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