Chelmsford Sewer Project LogoHistory of Chelmsford Sewer Project

DATE

EVENT

February 1980

Weston & Sampson selected as Town sewer consultant

November 1980

Negotiations with Lowell commence

August 1981

Weston & Sampson commences Facilities Plan

September 1982

First Public Meeting

May 1983

Town Meeting Article requires hook-up to sewer

September 1983

Second Public Meeting

November 1983

Lowell connection point dispute commences

February 1984

State mandates Steadman Street Route (Center Connection)

March 1984

Draft Facilities Plan published by Weston & Sampson

May 1984

First appropriations pass ($9,915,000) (Yes = 361; No = 16.)

August 1984

Weston &Sampson commences Phase I design

September 1984

SEWER SOUP I - Information program televised on Local TV Station

November 1984

First Prop. 2 exemption passes (Yes = 67%; No=33%)

January 1985

Technology Drive sewer agreement (Lowell/Chelmsford/Normac)

March 1985

Negotiations commence with Tyngsboro and Westford

June 1985

Lowell/Chelmsford Intermunicipal Agreement signed

October 1985

CCISD is established (Result = $0 cost to Town) "Ch. 420 of the acts of 1985", Mass. Legislature, etc.

November 1985

Lowell flow metering conducted

January 1986

State and Lowell approve connection points

June 1986

First state grant received ($2,600,000)

July 1986

DEQE Delay - "Technical Review"

August 1986

EPA "Finding of No Significant Impact"

September 1986

DEP approval for construction commencement

November 1986

Ground Breaking - North Chelmsford Sewers

May 1987

Additional appropriations pass ($7,100,000) (Yes = unanimous, Ballot: Yes = 67%; No = 33%)

August 1987

Weston & Sampson distributes first construction newsletter

October 1987

CCISD construction commences

December 1987

FHA approval process begins (Limited Access permit)

June 1988

Lowell City Council approves easements for Center Connection

July 1988

EOTC license granted (Railroad Bed construction)

October 1988

Center Area construction commences

December 1988

Betterment Assessment Rules & Regulations formulated

March 1989

SEWER SOUP II - Informational program televised Local Cable Channel

April 1989

Unprecedented appropriation passes ($39,000,000) (Yes = unanimous, Ballot: Yes = 62%; No = 38%)

May 1989

Receipt of Limited Access FHA Permit - Route 495 and Lowell Connector

June 1989

Commencement of flow to Lowell--See Sewer User Rates

July 1989

Phase 2A construction commences

November 1989

Center Area flow commencement

June 1990

Final state grants awarded (end of grant program)

August 1990

Littleton Road (private sewer) Extension ongoing

November 1990

Phase 2B construction commences

August 1991

Final MEPA resolution - meeting at NMCOG

December 1991

29% sewered to date -- See How to Connect to Public Sewer

April 1992

Commissioners travel to Washington, DC to meet with congressional delegation

June 1992

Phase 2C construction commences

December 1992

37% sewered to date

October 1993

Commission updates Town Meeting - "Betterment Revenues Must Retire Sewer Debt!"

November 1993

First state "Sewer Rate Relief Funds" received

December 1993

43% sewered to date

March 1994

Phase 3A construction commences

April 1994

Commissioners return to Washington, DC

May 1994

Commission life extended beyond 2005

October 1994

Weston & Sampson and Town Treasurer develop sewer debt retirement/construction sequence strategy

December 1994

48% sewered to date

January 1995

Weston & Sampson commences Facilities Plan Update

March 1995

Title 5 Revisions

July 1995/th>

Drum Hill Area "$0-cost" strategy finalized

October 1995

Town Meeting presentation - "Need to Sewer 100% of Chelmsford"

November 1995

Tyngsboro/Chelmsford Intermunicipal Agreement signed

December 1995

52% sewered to date

March 1996

SEWER SOUP III - Information Program presented on Local Cable

April 1996

$49,000,000 ballot approval (4 to 1, the actual vote was 4,670 yes and 1,213 no)

May 1996

Town Meeting approval - Sewer remaining 32% of Chelmsford (Vote: Yes = 147, No = 2)

June 1996

State authorization of "Zero Interest SRF" for FY97

December 1996

56% sewered to date

April 1997

Contract 94-3 Northgate Road and Contract 94-4 Abbott Lane Area commence construction

September, 1998

Hart Pond Contract Awarded

March, 1999

East Chelmsford Contract Awarded

May, 1999

Northwest Area Contract Awarded

May, 1999

Misc North Area Contract Awarded

March, 2000

Crooked Spring Area Contract Awarded

May, 2001

Dennison/Locke Road Contract Awarded

November, 2002

Berkeley Drive Contract Awarded

 

 


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