Giving your lawn some extra TLC during these days at home? If you’re considering fertilizer, be sure to use a slow-release, non-phosphorus fertilizer (look for “0” as the middle number). And as an alternative to fertilizer, consider scattering fresh grass seeds, aerating your soil, or planting some of the native shrubs you’ve seen. Compost is … Continued
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 … Continued
The Engineering Department is pleased to unveil a fun, new Stormwater for Kids web page. This new page includes information for kids, parents and teachers to learn about stormwater and the water cycle. It also announces a new campaign that will be coming this fall just for kids! So stay tuned! (Hint: Quack, quack!) Also … Continued
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE City of Woburn Stormwater Management Plan The City of Woburn is required to obtain a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to discharge stormwater to local waterbodies including ponds, rivers, streams, and wetlands. This permit, known as the Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems … Continued
Here’s a message from the Mayor and the Engineering Department about the importance of keeping our stormwater clean, and some of the things the City does everyday to accomplish that. We also provide some easy tips you can do at home to help! This video was produced for the City by our friends at the … Continued
Remember to Think Blue this weekend, and always! And for more information about storm water pollution, check out Think Blue Massachusetts!