Category: Public Works

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

Fix a leak week!

Here’s a great video from our friends in Concord, NH on how to detect a leaky toilet in your home!

Safety Tips Following A Winter Storm

After a Winter Storm Continue to monitor media for emergency information. Follow instructions from public safety officials. Call 9-1-1 to report emergencies, including downed power lines and gas leaks. Check with your local authorities or call 2-1-1 to find locations of warming centers or shelters near you or for other storm-related questions. In the event … Continued