Category: Public Works

It’s Public Works Week!

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!  

Madison Properties Washington Street Paving

Contractors for Madison properties will be milling, paving and striping from 5/20/2019 thru 5/30/2019. The bulk of this work will be done at night starting at about 8PM and ending by 6AM this work is weather dependent and may extend accordingly.

Salem Street Bridge Construction

MassDOT Advisory: Woburn – Bridge Replacement Salem Street over MBTA Railroad  Traffic pattern changes beginning Tuesday, April 16th Woburn – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that lane shifts will be implemented on a section of Salem Street in Woburn between Wildwood Avenue and Cedar Street beginning Tuesday, April 16th.  This traffic pattern change … 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

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Maintenance Work

Kinder Morgan Company will begin doing maintenance work on their Tennessee Gas Pipeline in Woburn. The work will be done by their contractor and will consist of vegetation management, tree trimming & removal and general maintenance. This work is not being done by the City of Woburn; should you have any questions or concerns, please … Continued

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

PFASs Not Found in Woburn or MWRA Drinking Water

You might have read recent news reports about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (together abbreviated as PFASs). These are a class of human-made chemicals typically associated with manufacturing of non-stick coatings, and water proofing and stain proofing treatments. They have also been associated with certain fire-fighting foams. The US EPA has issued health advisories of 70 parts … Continued

SCAM ALERT: Door Hangers not from Woburn Water Dept or MWRA

Many MWRA customers have had a door hanger with a small vial left at their door with a request for it to be filled with water to be tested. This request is NOT from the Woburn Water Department or MWRA. It is from a firm selling home water treatment devices. If you are interested in … Continued

Make the rain work FOR YOU!

As temperatures begin to rise, so does the concern for drought. With this in mind, it is imperative that we do all we can to reduce water usage. One great way to help conserve water is through the use of a rain barrel. A rain barrel is a large, plastic barrel with a spigot that … Continued

Storm Water and Fertilizer

With warm weather (hopefully) coming, here is something to think about as you begin to prep your lawn for summer: Apply lawn fertilizers according to the label. Never over-apply and never apply before rain showers. Runoff, potentially carrying the extra nutrients from lawn and garden fertilizers, drains through catch basins, which flow into streams and … Continued