Category: Public Works

Bottled Water Rebate Program

  January 6, 2022 Bottled Water Rebate Program Recently, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a new drinking water regulation that limits the sum of six PFAS compounds (known as the PFAS6) to 20 parts per trillion (ppt). The new drinking water standard requires public water suppliers to test for the presence of … Continued

Windy weather? Don’t forget the drains!

With the expected wind and rain from the forecasted nor’easter tonight and tomorrow, don’t forget to keep an eye on the storm drains near your house!  As the leaves come off the trees, they sometimes cover up the storm drains, or catch basins, in the street, causing flooding.  Woburn DPW cleans them as often as … Continued

Stop the Spread-Spotted Lanternfly

Stop the Spread!!! The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) announced today that a small population of the invasive spotted lanternfly has been found in the City of Fitchburg, close to where a lanternfly nymph was reported earlier this summer. Agricultural inspectors are in the middle of performing extensive surveys in the area, but currently … Continued

Annual Water System Flushing Program Continues

Annual Water System Flushing Program The City of Woburn Water Department will be conducting water system flushing throughout the City beginning Monday, May 10, 2021.  System flushing will continue through the next few months.  Flushing of the water system will be conducted on weekdays between the hours of 8:30am to 3pm.  The program will be completed … Continued

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

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

Bag your Leaves!

As the leaves are falling now, 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 street or dump them down storm drains! Blocking storm drains … Continued

State Declares Critical Drought Level for Woburn

STATE DECLARES CRITICAL DROUGHT LEVEL FOR WOBURN Five consecutive months of below-normal rainfall has led State Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides to declare a Level 3 – Critical Drought situation in the Charles River watershed, and Woburn is tributary to the river basin. Mayor Scott Galvin urges residents to read the State … Continued