Pump station at 135 Water Street - Vulnerability assessment and feasibility study

Check out this Story Map for the the Pump Station at 135 Water Street! This educational resource was developed by Salem Sound CoastWatch to show and tell the story of the coastal sewer pump station, and of the study to evaluate current and future conditions and interventions to protect this critical asset.

The Pump Station at 135 Water Street is a sanitary sewerage facility that serves Beverly, Danvers, and several other entities. The Pump Station pumps sanitary sewage out of Beverly and to the South Essex Sewerage District’s (SESD) wastewater treatment facility in Salem. Positioned in a coastal location on the Beverly Harbor, the Pump Station has been named in all of Beverly’s recent resiliency and vulnerability preparedness planning efforts as a high-priority piece of infrastructure that is at high risk of coastal flooding and requires action to provide both short- and long-term protection. This vulnerability assessment and feasibility study evaluates this critical asset and recommends near- and long-term implementation actions for its protection.

The final Vulnerability Assessment & Feasibility Study is available here.

In 2021, as a result of this Feasibility Study, SESD purchased and installed flood barriers at the pump station. 



Two public forums for the SESD pump station coastal resilience project took place through Zoom in Spring 2021. During these forums, community members learned about how the sewer pump station serves Beverly and the surrounding community, the increasing risk of coastal flooding, and the options the City and SESD have to ensure the pump station is protected from long-term climate impacts. The meeting included a Q&A period with City staff and SESD staff.

  • April 29, 2021: Click here for the PowerPoint presentation, and here for a video recording of the meeting on YouTube.
  • June 9, 2021: Click here for the PowerPoint presentation, and here for a video recording on YouTube. 


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