Category: Water Department

Massachusetts Alert! Level 3-Critical Drought

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has declared a Level 3 – Critical Drought in the Northeast and Central Regions of the Commonwealth, which includes the City of Woburn. With over five months of below normal rainfall, drought has set in all across the state, and intensified in some regions.  Streamflow is … Continued

Massachusetts Drought Alert!

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has declared a Level 2-Significant Drought in the Northeast and Southeast Regions of the Commonwealth, which includes Woburn. The current drought status is due to over three months of below normal rainfall.  The last declared drought was from January-August of 2021.  As drought conditions worsen and … Continued

Salem Street and Cedar Street Roadwork

   Contractors for MASS DOT will begin roadwork on Salem Street and Cedar Street 3/21/2022              Salem Street Cedar Street Paving Map For immediate release: March 18, 2022   Media Advisory: Woburn   Daytime Lane Closures on Salem Street and Cedar Street   Closures are scheduled for weekdays, 7 a.m. until 3:30 … Continued

Fix a Leak Week, 2022

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. Fix a Leak Week starts today, March 14 through 20, 2022—but remember that you can find and fix leaks inside and outside your … Continued

City of Woburn Water Dispenser Station for Woburn Residents

City Of Woburn Water Dispenser Woburn Senior Center, 144 School Street Mass DEP has approved the Woburn Water Department’s (Woburn) request to place into service a water bottle filling station that is part of the City’s Short-Term Corrective Action Plan to address PFAS6 detected in Woburn’s drinking water. The water dispenser is free of charge … Continued

Sewer Rehabilitations

National Water Main Cleaning Co. (NWMCC) is scheduled to continue television inspection of rehabilitated sewers on Monday, February 14, 2022, through Friday, February 18, 2022. NWMCC will be working between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM on the following streets: Bow Street Carter Road Eastern Avenue Fairview Road First Street High Street Hilltop … Continued

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

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

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