Author: mbarrett

Scoop the Poop!

Do Your “Doody” for Clean Water: Scoop the Poop! You hate stepping in it. And fish hate swimming in it. Always pick up after your pet to prevent harmful bacteria from ending up in our water. When it rains, dog poop and other pollutants are carried over our sidewalks, driveways, and roads into the nearest … Continued

New Clapp Park Nearing Completion

The New Clapp Park is nearing completion!  See the video below for an updated view!     Also you can watch previous construction update videos on our Clapp Park Construction updates page here.

Park Construction Updates

Work continues on the new Clapp Park, but is winding down.  Here’s an aerial video showing the site from July 16, 2019.     Also moving ahead is work at Ferullo Field to add new flag poles at the front and the dog park.  Here’s a video from July 16, 2019 showing the progress at … Continued

Stormwater for Kids Web Page and Project Updates!

The Engineering Department is pleased to unveil a fun, new Stormwater for Kids web page.  This new page includes information for kids, parents and teachers to learn about stormwater and the water cycle.  It also announces a new campaign that will be coming this fall just for kids!  So stay tuned!  (Hint: Quack, quack!) Also … Continued

Draft Stormwater Management Plan Public Meeting

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE City of Woburn Stormwater Management Plan The City of Woburn is required to obtain a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to discharge stormwater to local waterbodies including ponds, rivers, streams, and wetlands.  This permit, known as the Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems … Continued

Clean up your Car Wash!

Community Car Washes are often a great fundraiser for school groups, scouts, athletic teams and other community groups.  However they do come with an accidental side effect.  Most car wash detergents contain phosphates or other ingredients that lead to the over nutrification of our streams, ponds and wetlands.  Over-nutrification can lead to algae blooms, phosphate … Continued

Lower your phosphorous footprint!

When it rains, the water washes fertilizer and other pollutants from our lawns over our driveways, sidewalks, and roads, into our storm drains where it flows directly – and untreated – into our rivers, lakes, and streams. Phosphorus – commonly found in fertilizers – can cause toxic algae blooms and fish kill. Under Massachusetts law, … Continued

New Herring WebCam!

We now have a live web cam set up to view the River Herring making their way into Horn Pond!  River Herring live in the ocean but migrate to freshwater to spawn.  It is estimated that 25,000 River Herring migrated into Horn Pond last year and they will start arriving again soon!  Let us know … Continued

World Water Day

Today is #WorldWaterDay!  Let’s all take a moment today to remember how precious this resource is and that not all around the world have access to safe drinking water as we do!   #makeeverydropcount #savewater

Fix a Leak Week, 2019

Are you ready to chase down leaks? Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, so each year we hunt down the drips during Fix a Leak Week. Mark your calendars for EPA’s annual Fix a Leak Week, March 18 through 24, 2019—but remember that you can find and fix leaks inside and … Continued