Category: Public Works

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

MWRA Section 89 Water Work

Contractors for the MWRA will be working on the section 89 water line repairs this summer. These repairs will be from Stoneham/Winchester line traveling down Albany street to Montvale Avenue onto Washington Street. The MWRA is upgrading the water transmission line to meet the changing needs of local communities. During this construction there will be … Continued

Eversource Energy 2024 Vegetation Plan

In order to improve electric service reliability and safety for our customers and employees, Eversource Energy will be performing vegetation maintenance within the city of Woburn on the electric circuits listed below. This work will be preformed by Asplundh Tree Company for Eversource and is not be done by the city of Woburn. Established trees will … 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

City of Woburn 2023 Paving Projects

Contractors for the city of Woburn will begin our 2023 paving projects.  D & R Contracting will begin milling operations on Monday 10/30/2023 followed by structures and then repaving. There will be Woburn Police officers and DPW personnel on site during construction. There may be times when access to your property may be limited if … Continued

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