It’s National Public Works Week! This video for kids from the American Public Works Association is a great reminder of everything Public Works does for all of us every day!
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
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
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
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
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
Here’s a message from the Mayor and the Engineering Department about the importance of keeping our stormwater clean, and some of the things the City does everyday to accomplish that. We also provide some easy tips you can do at home to help! This video was produced for the City by our friends at the … Continued
Here’s another great list of tips from our Water Conservation Team about water use in the home! For more information on water use and conservation visit our Water Conservation page.
Attention dog owners! There can be a lot of water waste when it comes to our water use for our dogs. Our pets can also contribute to water conservation so here are some ways we can save water to benefit you and your dog! (Click below to view)
The new public parking lot on Main Street between Campbell and Union Streets has been open for several weeks now. The building that was on the site was demolished after a fire, and the City acquired the land to add much-needed parking for the downtown area. … Continued