Cherry Valley & Rochdale Water & Sewer District

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Thank you for viewing the Cherry Valley Sewer District resource center. Contact the office Monday-Friday 7:30am – 3:30pm at 508-892-9616 with any questions or send an email to

Use the links below for more information and check back often for updates.

Drawings & Plans

General Plans


Gravity Sewer Lines

Manhole Details

McCarthy Ave Station

Redfield Road Station

Towtaid Road Station

Towtaid Street Station

Willow Hill Station

Other Drawings

Street Specific Drawings

Environmental Protection Agency

Massachusetts Water Pollution Control Association

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

Town of Leicester

Our History

The Cherry Valley Sewer District was officially formed in 1963 through Chapter 729 of the Acts of 1963. In the early years of the District, the Sewer Commissioners made several attempts to secure Federal and State funding for the construction of the sewer system.

In 1995, as part of the reconstruction of Route 9, the Commissioners were successful in securing funding for the Route 9 Interceptor Sewer which would anchor the full build-out of the sewer system. In 1998 the District successfully amended the original enabling acts and Chapter 33 of the Acts of 1998 officially replaced the original acts of 1963. The main provision of the Acts of 1998 was the revision of the District boundaries which led to the reduction in the size of the District to what it is today.

In 1999 the District was successful in securing USDA-RD for the funding of the full build-out of the District. The build-out would include three Phases spanning from 2000 through 2004. In Phase I, the project included the design and construction of sanitary sewer service to 573 dwelling units connecting this system to the existing Route 9 Interceptor Sewer located in the Cherry Valley Sewer District (CVSD) area of the Town of Leicester, Massachusetts. In Phase II, the project included the design and construction of the McCarthy Avenue pump station, Redfield Road Pump Station and the connection of the associated streets in the McCarthy Avenue neighborhood. In Phase III, the project included the design and construction of the following pump stations: McCarthy Avenue, Church Street and Willow Hill Road and the connection of the remainder of the streets within the Cherry Valley Sewer District. The District currently services 356 homes.

SSO: Sanitary Sewer Overflows

Sanitary Sewer Overflows impact areas district-wide, but generally in low laying areas of the district. A Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) is an unintentional discharge of wastewater to the enviroment prior to reaching a treatment facility. SSOs occur infrequently when the capacity of the sewer system is exceeded, usually due to extreme conditions such as heavy rainfall or an obstruction or break in sewer lines.

When an SSO occurs in the Cherry Valley Sewer District a notification will be posted on this page. An email notification will also be sent via the SSO Notification Email List. To subscribe to this email list, contact the district by phone 508-892-9616 or email

Board of Sewer Members

Donald G. Manseau, Chairman -Term 2023
Robert H. Lemieux, Sr. Commissioner – Term 2025
Peter Cusolito., Commissioner – Term 2024

Jennifer M. Wood , CMMT

Cheryl Balkus

Kevin M. Bergin – Term 2023

Sewer District Attorney:
Barry Bachrach

Benjamin J. Morris

Operational Staff:
John O’Day
Christian LeBlanc

Billing Clerk/Board Secretary:
Cheryl Balkus

The Board of Commissioners meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month starting at 7:00 P.M. located at 148 Henshaw Street, Leicester, MA 01524.

Sewer waste water treatment plant

CVSD Mission Statement: 

Provide the ratepayers of the Cherry Valley Sewer District with safe, cost-effective sanitary sewer services, while maintaining and improving the District wastewater infrastructure.

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