Category: Engineering

Attention Pool Owners!

If you own a swimming pool, then for you it’s about time to close that pool down for winter.  Did you know that it is illegal to drain chlorinated pool water into the public drainage system?  This includes street drainage that eventually runs into storm water catch basins.  That water will eventually make its way … Continued

Reminder-What do YOU do with grass clippings?

When you mow your lawn, be sure to keep grass clippings out of storm drains! Instead, leave the clippings on the ground, compost them to make a natural fertilizer, or bag them for pick up. Want more tips? For more tips, watch the video below, or read this short brochure.

The Problem with Pet Waste

Do Your “Doody” for Clean Water: Scoop the Poop! Getting outside with your four-footed best friend is great for them and you, but please remember to clean up after them! 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 … Continued

What do you do with grass clippings?

When you mow your lawn, be sure to keep grass clippings out of storm drains! Instead, leave the clippings on the ground, compost them to make a natural fertilizer, or bag them for pick up. Want more tips? For more tips, watch the video below, or read this short brochure.

Public Works Week 2021

Public Works Week 2021 Our Public Works personnel design, install, maintain, and manage our City infrastructure.  This includes everything from the water, sewer and drainage systems, to the roads, sidewalks and parks throughout the City of Woburn.  Their work is done in all kinds of weather, night and day, and is vital to the public … Continued

Drinking Water Week 2021

It’s Drinking Water Week!  May 2-8, 2021 is Drinking Water Week. For more than 40 years the American Water Works Association and its members have used Drinking Water Week as a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.  We would … Continued

Stop the Spread-Spotted Lanternfly

Stop the Spread!!! The Woburn Conservation Commission, Department of Public Works and Engineering Division would like you to be on the lookout for the spotted lanternfly, recently observed in Woburn.  The City has been contacted by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources with this important information below. From Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources: The Massachusetts … Continued

Spring Lawn Care and Water Quality

Giving your lawn some extra TLC this Spring? If you’re considering fertilizer, be sure to use a slow-release, non-phosphorus fertilizer (look for “0” as the middle number).  And as an alternative to fertilizer, consider scattering fresh grass seeds, aerating your soil, or planting some of the native shrubs you’ve seen. Compost is another good alternative … Continued

Bag your Leaves!

Spring is just around the corner!  We’ll all be starting our lawn clean-ups soon!  That means it’s a good time to remember that fallen leaves can clog catch basins and add too much organic material to our waterways all at the same time! Bag or compost your leaves, but do not rake them into the … Continued

Catch Basin Cleaning in Woburn

Ever wonder what the trucks in your neighborhood are doing? They’re cleaning out our storm drains to keep them working properly! And why is this important? Well, storm drains (also called catch basins) carry rain and run-off from our streets to the nearest water body lessen flooding in our neighborhood and keep trash, debris, and … Continued