24 hours ago
****UPDATE: HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT DELAY HAS BEEN CHANGED TO CLOSURE PER SUPERINTENDENT OSBORNE.**** Multiple trees down power lines involved - Eversource and town departments are working to clear but please allow extra time to get to your destination this morning. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
To wrap up Septic Smart Week, here are some recommendations to keep your septic system functioning properly:
Southampton is subject to more-stringent federal stormwater permit requirements that came into effect last July. Along with 23 other communities here in the Pioneer Valley, we are mandated to find ways to reduce contaminated flows to local rivers, streams, and lakes.
Nearly all residents of Southampton rely upon a septic system for disposal of sanitary sewage. Your septic system is designed to treat wastewater from your home before it filters into the soil and replenishes the groundwater that feeds local lakes, rivers, and, in many cases, drinking water supply wells.
Pumping your septic tank is critical to ensuring that it properly treats waste. Accumulated solids at the bottom of your tank can prevent the system from doings its job. If your septic system is not in good working order, it can also flood and cause sewage backup into your yard or home. While you can imagine how harmful raw sewage could be to your property, you may not be thinking about the harm a faulty septic system can cause to drinking water and local waterways. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection recommends the following strategies for ensuring a healthy septic system:
• Inspect your system at least once every three years. A reputable, permitted septage hauler can advise you on the frequency of pumping needed for your particular household. For homes with garbage disposals, pumping once a year is recommended.
• Limit the use of your kitchen sink garbage disposal and flush only human waste down your toilets. This will keep your system working optimally and reduce the overall frequency of maintenance. Most kitchen scraps can be composted.
• Properly dispose of hazardous or toxic substances, such as medicines, household chemicals, solvents, etc. These substances are not treated by your septic system and contaminate groundwater.
• Avoid driving over, parking on, or doing construction over your system and tank as this can negatively impact proper function of your system.
• Conserve water to reduce the amount of liquid your system has to process, and thereby extend its lifespan.
You can find more information on maintaining septic systems at the state website at: www.mass.gov/guides/caring-for-your-septic-system . The Connecticut River Stormwater Committee, of which Southampton is a member also has some helpful information at: thinkblueconnecticutriver.org/
As a resident of Southampton, your commitment to proper maintenance and upkeep of your septic system helps us achieve and maintain water quality standards.
Southampton Board of Health ... See MoreSee Less
TOWN HALL NEWS: Town offices will be closed on Monday Sept 2, 2019, in observance of Labor Day. ... See MoreSee Less
2020 Census Bureau Canvassing
Good Evening Southampton,
This post is to inform you that Census Bureau employees will be canvassing Southampton until Mid-October for the 2020 census. These employees should possess Census Bureau photo identification lanyards and laptops for data collection.
-SPD ... See MoreSee Less
|Town Hall Address|
Mon to Thur
8:30 AM to 4 PM
|210 College Highway
Southampton, MA 01073
|Accountant||Vicki Leigh Moro
Phone: (413) 529-1000
Fax: (413) 527-1471
Phone: (413) 527-4741
Fax: (413) 529-1004
|Board of Health||Phone: (413) 529-1003
Fax: (413) 529-6847
|Select Board||Phone: (413) 529-0106
Fax: (413) 529-1006
|Thomas F. Quinlan Jr
Phone: (413) 529-1007
Fax: (413) 529-6847
Cell: (413) 539-4404
|Emergency Manager Director||Charlie Kaniecki
|Fire Chief||John Workman
Non-Emergency Phone: (413) 527-1700
Fax: (413) 527-1700
Phone: (413) 527-3666
Fax: (413) 529-0929
Phone: (413) 535-6068 (after 4:00PM)
|Police Chief||Ian Illingsworth
Non-Emergency Phone: (413) 527-1120
Fax: (413) 527-8776
Phone: (413) 529-0106
Fax: (413) 529-1006
|Town Clerk||Luci Dalton
Phone: (413) 527-8392
Phone: (413) 527-4920
Fax: (413) 529-1001
|Veterans Agent||Gerald Paquette
Phone: (413) 527-1715
Cell: (413) 887-1622
|Zoning Board |
|Website comments, issues, or suggestions||Webmaster@townofsouthampton.org|