Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) Drinking Water Update

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Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) Drinking Water Update

This is an important notice – please translate it for anyone who does not understand English.

The Maynard Department of Public Works and Town Administrator Kevin Sweet seek to update residents and business owners in the Town of Maynard regarding elevated levels of Total Trihalomenthanes (TTHMs) in the town’s drinking water supply.

The town’s water supply is safe to drink and use.  No boil water order has been issued.

Under the revised state Disinfection By-Product Rule Stage 2 requirements, the Town of Maynard’s public water system is required to monitor the drinking water for TTHMs levels on a quarterly basis at four approved locations. A four-quarter running annual average at any location above the standard or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TTHMs of more than 80 ppb is considered out of compliance.

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Season Two: The “Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling” Radio Hour


Who said planning and zoning has to be bureaucratic, monochromatic, asthmatic, systematic, autocratic or dull? Well it isn’t…at least for one hour!

Join Maynard Town Planner Bill Nemser as he fills you in on all the latest planning related news, discusses place-making trends in the Metrowest Region and presents an assortment of exciting guests all the while weaving it all into an eclectic musical tapestry of hits, misses and classics from all genres! And best of all, the infamous “Think You Know Maynard?” trivia game!

Season Two of “Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling” will broadcast every Thursday at 3PM! Listen live on WAVM 97.1 or online at

April 28, 2016 – Bill’s Guest: Maynard Town Administrator Kevin Sweet!

It is getting pretty busy in Maynard and Town Hall is at the epicenter! Tune in and hear Town Administrator Sweet discuss all the latest activity and what it all means for Maynard!

Notice of Intent: Stewart T. Campbell Room Naming

The Maynard Board of Selectmen are providing this notice of intent to name The Lower Level room at Town Hall known as Room 101 to be named as the Stewart T. Campbell Room number 101 at the Town Hall Municipal Building 195 Main Street Maynard, MA.

The notice as of the publication dated April 28, 2016 for the recorded period of 30 days. During which time public comments will be accepted. Copy of record is on file in the Office of the Selectmen.

Aerial Application To Control Mosquito Larvae

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be conducting a helicopter application of the biological larvicide, Bti, to control mosquito larvae over large wetland areas in Maynard.  Wetlands currently being evaluated for this application are located near George Rd., Old Marlboro Rd. and Rockland Ave.  The application will be conducted between April 19 and April 26. The Bti will be applied in a granular formulation by a helicopter flying low directly over the wetlands.   Residents do not need to take any special precautions for this application.

The material to be applied Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis) is a natural bacterium found in soil. The EPA classifies Bti as a relatively non-toxic pesticide.  Bti is considered a target selective and environmentally compatible pesticide that affects mosquito larvae and a few closely related aquatic insects in the fly family.  Once applied Bti stays suspended in water for 24 to 48 hours and then biodegrades as it settles to the bottom. The product name of the Bti is VectoBac G (EPA Reg.  #73049-10).

For further information contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.

Legal Notice: Acton St. Grant of Location – May 4th

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Mass. General Law Chapter 166 that a Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Maynard Public Library 77 Nason Street Maynard, MA.. The petition and plan is being presented by the NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy for the purpose of a Grant of Location to install approximately 56+ feet of conduit in Acton Street, Maynard. The Public is welcome to attend. A copy is filed with Town Clerk and Board of Selectmen.

Legal Notice – Liquor License – May 17th

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Mass. General Laws, Chapter 138, as amended that a Public Hearing will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:15 P.M. in Room 201 of the Maynard Town Building on the application of new license as Package Store, Wine and Malt for Maynard Convenience LLC d/b/a, Maynard Convenience 39A Main Street, Maynard, MA. Manager/Owner George Drizos.   Copy of application is on file in the Office of the Selectman

Legal Notice: Public Hearing – Public Ways – May 4th

Notice is hereby given, on Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Maynard Public Library 77 Nason Street Maynard, MA, the Board of Selectmen will vote pursuant to Mass. General Law Chapter 82, §22, to lay out the following streets as public ways to be considered at the 2016 Annual Town Meeting: Cutting Drive, Vose Hill Road, Dettling Road, Karlee Drive and Gabrielle Circle. The Public is welcome to attend.

Hydrant Flushing and Maintenance

The Town of Maynard will be flushing hydrants during the day and might continue during the evening hours starting the week of April 11, 2016. The town has hired a contractor to flush the entire town this will allow for a number of hydrants that haven’t been flushed for several years to be done.  The contractor estimates that it will take one month to complete.

Hydrant flushing is done to remove sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution system.   Flushing also allows the Public Works Department to test the hydrants to ensure adequate flow and pressure.

While flushing hydrants near your home, you can expect to see a temporary discoloration of water in your home.  High velocity flows scour particles (sediment) from inside the water mains.  While most of the sediment is flushed from the pipes, a small amount will remain suspended in the water.  This sediment is harmless and the water may be safely consumed.  The discoloration will dissipate quickly.  After we have finished flushing in your area, run your water faucet to flush out the service line to your house.

Discolored water will stain light colored laundry.   Once hydrant flushing is done in your area, please make sure that both your hot and cold water are running clear.   There are a number of products at the hardware or grocery store that can be added to your laundry to prevent stains.  Some of these products are Iron Out, Rust Be Gone, Yellow Out.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317.