The Maynard Water Department is committed to providing our customers with water that meets or surpasses all state and federal drinking water standards. The Maynard water system is a registered public water supply with ID#2174000. To ensure that we continue to deliver this quality product, the Water Division continues to make investments in water quality monitoring, water source protection, water mains, and the water treatment plants. We are pleased to report the results of our 2019 water testing to inform you about your drinking water.
Effective June 8, 2020, all Town of Maynard public parks, including athletic courts, athletic fields and playground areas are opened for use with the following restrictions. All visitors must adhere to the following listed guidelines. The Town of Maynard or School Department may approve applications for the permitted-use of fields. Approved-permit holders will have exclusive use of the fields during their allotted times. Walk-on activities are not allowed at the same time as permitted-use.
Please continue reading for rules and regulations in place for this opening.
The Department of Public Works through their Water and Sewer Division will be conducting our annual hydrant main flushing of the water distribution system in the areas surrounding Great Road, this process will be conducted in the evening hours, and will continue for the next several weeks. This process typically causes low water pressure.
We thank you for patience as we conduct regular maintenance of your utility.
Click here to learn more about the program and what you need to do as a home or business owner when flushing is occurring in your area.
The DPW’s June 13th Recycling Center, located at the Highway Dept. Garage on 38 Winter Street, will be open to residents. June 13th will include wood chipping, which is an addition not found on the previous released flyers.
The opening of our Recycling Center will come with strictly enforced guidelines that follow CDC recommended safety protocols for both staff and residents. All residents who participate in the Recycling Center services must only have one resident per vehicle, wear masks or face coverings, and use social distancing measures when unloading vehicles.
Public Works staff will guide and assist as needed in this process.
Thank you for your patience with our previous Recycling Center closings.
Update – Effective June 1st E.L Harvey will commence Bulk / Large Item pick-up in a two phased process. June 1st all item that weigh less than 39 pounds or up to three feet long will be collected only if $14 worth of sticker tags is attached, with the exception of mattresses and couches. Pickup for those items will commence on June 15th. For more information, please contact E.L Harvey at 800-321-3002.
Please visit the DPW’s Solid Waste and Recycling page for more information.
Please place leaves, grass, wood chips and all other easily raked material in biodegradable paper bags curbside by 7:00am on your normal trash pickup day.
Brush (3” x 3’ or smaller) is no longer picked up at curbside. (Watch for chipping days at the Recycling Drop-Off Center.)
Please note that due to different volumes of yard waste pickup may be delayed slightly. We appreciate your patience.
The Department of Public Works has announced new water and sewer rates in Maynard effective July 1, 2020.
The planning process for reviewing the water and sewer rates began within the DPW in June 2019. Following a public hearing on the rates the Board of Selectmen approved the adjusted rate structure on April 14, 4020.
Please visit the DPW Water & Sewer page for the new rates along with background information and frequently asked questions.
As stated in Special Condition 8 of the Massachusetts Water Management Acts permit the Maynard Public Water Supply is required to implement and enforce a non-essential outdoor water use restriction starting May 1, 2020 through October 1, 2020. (Approved by the Board of Selectmen on April 14, 2020.)
Under the Level 1 Water Use Restriction, non-essential outdoor water use is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
For more information (including restricted and acceptable outdoor water uses) please visit the DPW Water Restrictions page.
Due to the Governors recent extension of social distancing for public health and safety, the department has decided to cancel the April 11th’s recycle center drop off day. All other dates are subject to change as the department deems necessary. Public works is an essential function to the day-to-day operations of the town, we do not want to put our residents or our staff at risk of infection which could compromise the necessary work that needs to continue to function through these unprecedented times. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
The Department of Public Works would like residents to know the procedural changes that the department has implemented to provide safe working conditions for both our staff and residents through the Town of Maynard in regards to the current COVID-19 situation affecting all.
The Recycling Drop Off Center will be open 8am – noon for the following Saturdays in 2020:
- April 11 – CANCELLED
- May 9 (including chipping)
- June 13
- August 8th (Household Hazardous Waste ONLY)
- September 12
- October 10
- November 14 (includes chipping)
Effective January 1, 2020 the Town of Maynard’s “Pay-As-You-Throw” program implemented changes to the sticker price and usage requirements for Town wide solid waste pickup to the following amounts:
|Trash Item||CURRENT Price
Effective January 1, 2020
|15-gallon bag sticker||$2.00||$1.00|
|32-gallon bag sticker||$4.00||$2.00|
|Bulk items that weigh less than 39 lbs. or up to three feet long||$14.00||$10.00|
Please visit the DPW’s Solid Waste and Recycling page for the details and background of this change.