Pine Hill Dam Rehabilitation

Water Flowing Down Pine Hill DamPine Hill Dam is the largest dam owned and maintained by the City of Worcester. Construction began 100 years ago, and today the dam is in need of rehabilitation. This page will serve to offer our customers information on the dam for a variety of interests; covering historical information on Pine Hill Dam as well as updates as the repair project progresses.

Pine Hill Reservoir Facts

  • 2,971,000,000 Gallon Capacity
  • Spans Paxton, Holden and Rutland
  • Constructed on Asnebumskit Brook
  • Worcester's Largest Reservoir Supply for Drinking Water
  • Provides Protected Habitat for Wildlife

Pine Hill Dam Facts

  • Constructed 1914 - 1925
  • Surface Repairs: 1956, 1982 and 1988
  • Nearly 1,000 Feet Long, 70 Feet High
  • An 83 Foot Wide Spillway


These documents offer a slideshow of the original construction, excerpts from annual reports and two articles in which the construction of Pine Hill Dam was highlighted in national publications. The annual reports describe the progress and challenges the Department faced during the original construction as well as the three rehabilitation projects in the 1950s and 1980s.

Project Updates

Listed below are the latest updates regarding the Pine Hill Dam Rehabilitation Project:

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