Tuesday, July 26, 2022

What is the Beaver St Interceptor? Why does it need to be replaced?

The interceptor is a critical part of the Town of Franklin sewer system that enables our sewerage to be sent to the Charles River Pollution Control facility in Medway to be treated.

The interceptor is over 100 year old, runs along the MBTA tracks parallel to RT 140, alongside Mine Brook, and behind Franklin Village Mall (Stop & Shop plaza), and under i495. A break at almost any of the key points along the way would be a rather expensive disaster for Franklin.

Multiple grants and state bond financing will help to pay for this, the largest single project the Town of Franklin has taken on (aside from a school building).

DPW presentations to the Town Council over the years as the replacement project is talked of and becomes a reality

November 2014 - Beaver St culvert


February 2015 - part of DPW update to Town Council


Oct 2021 - Town Council update (audio)


Oct 2021 Presentation doc https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/dpw_beaver_street_interceptor_10_21_2020.pdf 

Oct 2021 “Talk Franklin” with Jamie Hellen part of this covers the Beaver St Interceptor


Jan 2021 approval by Town Council of the Beaver St project, initial funding


June 2022 authorized updated cost to fund the Beaver St project


hydraulic flow diagram of the Beaver St interceptor covered in detail in Part 2 of the meeting audio
hydraulic flow diagram of the Beaver St interceptor 

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