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Join the Poplar Street Pump Station Construction Kick-off Community Meeting on March 27, 2023

Virtual Meeting Will Share Overview and Anticipated Timeline for Construction of Stormwater Pump Station on Poplar Street

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and Ward Two Councilor J.T. Scott invite the community to a virtual meeting on Monday, March 27, at 6 p.m. to learn about the City’s construction of a stormwater pump station at 10 Poplar Street. Work on the pump station is expected to begin this spring and to continue through 2025. 

The meeting will take place virtually Monday, March 27, at 6 p.m.Visit, or call the Engineering Division at 617-625-6600 x5400 to register to attend. 

During the meeting, City staff will present an overview of the construction process and timeline for the pump station, stormwater storage tank, and associated utility improvements. This presentation will let residents know what to expect throughout the initial phases of the project’s construction. Attendees will also learn how the pump station will help alleviate City and regional drainage issues and have the opportunity to ask the project managers about the construction. 

The Poplar Street pump station and accompanying underground storage tank will fundamentally change the way stormwater drainage is managed for approximately 60% of the city. It represents a major investment in modernizing the City’s stormwater management infrastructure and increasing preparedness for extreme weather events. 

This critical piece of infrastructure will mitigate flood risk in Ward Two and Ward Three, help reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs), and unlock development planned as part of Somervision 2040.  


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Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy in advance at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or
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Interpretation into any language is available upon advance request (at least 7 days advance) by contacting the SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs at or calling 311 at 617-666-3311.

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