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Water Use Restriction In Effect

Please be advised a water ban is in effect starting July 15, 2019 until the end of December of 2019. The Town of West Springfield is implementing a water use restriction due to service on the Pease Ave water tank. This water use restriction covers non-essential outside watering; watering will be permitted from 5pm-9am.

For questions please contact the Department of Public Works at 413-263-3230 

Range Use Notification

Please be advised the West Springfield Police Department will be using the West Springfield Sportsman's Club Shooting range on August 17. 

 

Opioids & Prescription Misuse

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The Opioid Epidemic

 

The opioid crisis is impacting communities all across the country. According to the CDC, from 1999 to 2017, more than 702,000 have died from a drug overdose. Of those deaths, approximately 68% involved a prescription or illicit opioid. To learn about what these opioids are, the risks the pose, and what you can do, click here.

Action can be taken to help protect your child and family members, such as monitoring your child's prescription use, keeping medications in a secure location, and safely disposing of medications that are no longer being taken. A guide to safe drug disposal can be found here

 Support services can be found here.

 

Start the Conversation About Opioids 

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Student Athletes

Due to the potential for injury resulting in the prescription of strong painkillers, including opioids, student athletes may be particularly at risk for medication misuse, which could lead to addiction.  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, and Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association have created the following resources for preventing opioid misuse among student athletes. 

Opioid Misuse Prevention for Student Athletes