Chicopee Valley Aqueduct
Chicopee Valley Aqueduct access shaft
|Official name||Chicopee Valley Aqueduct|
|Length||13.1 mi (21.08 km)|
|First section length||4.5 mi (7.24 km)|
|First section diameter||48 in (121.92 cm)|
|Second section length||8.6 mi (13.84 km)|
|Second section diameter||36 in (91.44 cm)|
|Capacity||20 cu ft/s (0.566 m3/s)|
The Chicopee Valley Aqueduct carries water from the Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts to the Chicopee city line. It delivers Quabbin water to Wilbraham, South Hadley fire district #1, and Chicopee. It is part of the Chicopee River Watershed.
In 1947, the Massachusetts Legislature authorized the construction of the aqueduct, which was completed three years later.
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority initiated the Chicopee Valley Aqueduct Pipeline Redundancy project to provide redundancy and to improve reliability to the Chicopee Valley Aqueduct water transmission system to the three already served communities. The design phase was completed in 2001. Construction of a redundant barrel was substantially completed in 2008.
- Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Water System History, accessed on 2006-10-08
- http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/news/2005-10.htm, accessed on 2006-10-08