Pumping Stations

The Town of Framingham receives its water from the MWRA through its MetroWest Tunnel at various locations through its water pumping stations. View the MWRA Water Map for these locations.

The water pumping stations are used to supply water to a service area to increase the pressure in the mains and supply water to storage tanks to balance the pressure in the distribution system.

Management
The elevated tanks or ground-level tanks provide 9 million gallons of storage capacity for fire flows. They also continue to operate for a period of time during a power outage. View our daily management page to find out about how the pumps are monitored, inspected, maintained, and the storage tanks we have.

Improvements & Upgrades

The Water Department has worked towards improving system assets including added security for the water pumping stations, including:
  • Keypad entry protection
  • Perimeter fencing at stations
The activation by the MWRA of their new state-of-the-art water treatment plant has enabled the town to reduce its water disinfection processes to a level which provides only emergency backup disinfection.

The town executed a10-year Water Supply Continuation Agreement with the MWRA to provide potable drinking water to the town through year 2014.