Fitchburg Wastewater Department
MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Fitchburg Wastewater
Department is to convey and treat domestic, commercial and industrial wastewater to
a level that meets or exceeds water quality limits for the Nashua River as set by
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the most efficient and cost effective
DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION: The wastewater department has a staff of thirty individuals consisting of a Deputy Commissioner, Chief Engineer, Plant Superintendent, Office Manager, fifteen Senior Operators, one Chemist, five Equipment Repairers, one Assistant Mechanic, an Inventory Control Clerk, Electrician and two Instrumentation Repairers;
DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS: The wastewater department’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 220 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 department also provides several area communities with sludge and 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.