Category: Water Department

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!  

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

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

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!