The Sewer Department is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of the sanitary common sewer and storm drain systems. If you have any questions or require service, contact the Highway Department Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 781-897-5980.
The city has separate sanitary sewer and storm water system. The sewage system is collected through underground piping network and ultimately discharges into the MWRA sewer.
The city has approximately 130 miles of common sewer main excluding building service connections.
The sewer system was constructed in 1898 and a majority installed in the late 1960’s. There about 350 properties that are on septic systems or cess pools.
The city of Woburn has undertaken the daunting task of removing extraneous I/I (inflow and infiltration) from the sewer system.
Illegal sump pumps and drain connections contribute to the over taxing of the sewer system.