Ever wonder what the trucks in your neighborhood are doing? They’re cleaning out our storm drains to keep them working properly! And why is this important? Well, storm drains (also called catch basins)
- carry rain and run-off from our streets to the nearest water body
- lessen flooding in our neighborhood and
- keep trash, debris, and pollutants out of our rivers, lakes, and streams!
In Woburn, all catch basins eventually drain to either the Aberjona River or Horn Pond, and both ultimately flow into the Mystic River. Catch basin cleaning occurs in Woburn year-round, weather permitting.
For more information about Woburn’s stormwater management program, click here to visit our Stormwater information hub. (Link will open in new browser tab.)