CleanWells is a community group of Charlton, Southbridge and Sturbridge residents who want clean drinking water for their homes. Many residents have had water contamination for years. The DEP has determined the potentially responsible party is SRDP (Casella) and the town of Southbridge, as the DEP believes the contamination is eminating from the Southbridge landfill. The DEP has stated, as far as the DEP is concerned, a potentially responsible party (PRP) is NO different than a responsible party (RP).

We continue, through our efforts here and at meetings, to petition the DEP to hold SRDP and the Town of Southbridge as the responsible parties for the contamination, to provide a permanent solution to the water contamination, and to begin site remediation.

More information concerning this issue is below and on the news, videos and documents pages, all linked below.


In The News                Videos                       Documents


***Residents Meeting: Wednesday, February 6th @ 7pm, Charlton Senior Center, Town Hall.***

Current News
Please fill out this google survey once you have reviewed your map on the Douments page (link to Documents page is above, or Here). SURVEY MUST BE COMPLETED BY JANUARY 25TH

For property damaged by blasting, contact Deputy Chief Cantara at the Charlton Fire Department, 508-248-2293 

Berry/HFoote/Eleanor water line schedule Here
Water main lines completed:
Berry: Completed
HFoote: November 2018
Eleanor: November/December 2018

Main to curb stop at each address completed:
Berry: Completed
HFoote: 14 December 2018
Eleanor: 7 December 2018

Curb stop to homes completed:
Berry: 27 May 2019
HFoote:27 May 2019
Eleanor: 28 March 2019

Anticipate municipal water to homes in June 2019
*All dates subject to change*

For municipal water project information, contact Jim Philbrook, Charlton BOH Health Agent, at 508-248-2210

CLF Blog

Past News Postings HERE

Contact the Charlton Board of Health for information regarding homes that have reported contaminations @ 508-248-2210

Action Items

Community Drive


In The News

Current Landfill Expansion Phases & Processes

Other Links

Group Forum
To report an odor, or for other contacts & webpages
Email Webmaster

Write a Letter

Leachate Reports 2007-2017

Historical Map of Southbridge Landfill Contamination

Monitoring Well Contaminant History

Monitoring Well Contaminations - as of 2016 Q2

All VOCs, VOC exceedances and Heavy Metal Exceedances detected at Southbridge landfill

Elevation Drawing

Larger Elevation Drawing

1,4 Dioxane and other VOC Info

MASSDEP Release Tracking Number Documents

Click HERE for flyer with landfill Info

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