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Public Works Week 2024

Advancing Quality of Life for All Sunday May 19, 2024 marks the first day of National Public Works Week.  This year’s theme is “Advancing Quality of Life for All”.  And that is exactly what Public Works does every day.  Everything from filling potholes, cleaning sewer and drain systems, flushing water mains and ensuring Woburn has … Continued

The Problem with Pet Waste

Do Your “Doody” for Clean Water: Scoop the Poop! Spring weather is finally here!  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 … Continued

Fix a Leak Week, 2024

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 is March 18 through 24, 2024—but remember that you can find and fix leaks inside and outside your home … Continued

Big STAWM comin’? Adopt-a-Drain!

Reminder! Are heavy rains expected tonight?  Now is a good time to check the storm drains near your house, before the rain hits.  In colder weather the ground can be frozen or partially-frozen, making stormwater ground surface infiltration less effective.  This can lead to localized flooding.  The heavy rains expected overnight will likely cause some … Continued

More rain got you down? Adopt-a-Drain!

Reminder! Woburn experienced heavy rain last weekend, with more in the forecast for early next week.  In colder weather the ground can be frozen or partially-frozen, making stormwater ground surface infiltration less effective.  This can lead to localized flooding.  With these storms in quick succession it is highly likely areas that experienced short-term flooding during … Continued

Can the Grease!

  I know, I can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving!  So with all that extra cooking you’re doing tomorrow, please remember that all that cooking grease shouldn’t go down the drain.  Fats, oils and grease, also known as FOG, congeal in the sewer system and can cause sewer back-ups either in your home or someone else’s … Continued

Bag your Leaves!

Autumn is here!  That means 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 can … Continued

Introducing! Woburn Adopt-a-Drain Program

Reminder! Storms like the one we had yesterday are a great reason to consider adopting a catch basin!  See the release below for more information! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 5/15/23 Mayor Scott Galvin and the City of Woburn Public Works Department are pleased to announce the Woburn Adopt-a-catch basin Program!  Created for Woburn by the … Continued

Introducing! Woburn Adopt-a-Drain Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 5/15/23 Mayor Scott Galvin and the City of Woburn Public Works Department are pleased to announce the Woburn Adopt-a-catch basin Program!  Created for Woburn by the Mystic River Watershed Association, in conjunction with the Woburn Engineering Department, the Adopt-a-drain Program is a voluntary program aimed at keeping our local environment clean … Continued

Drinking Water Week 2023

What is Drinking Water Week? For more than 40 years the American Water Works Association (APWA) 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.  The City of Woburn joins the APWA … Continued

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