Category Archives: DPW

DPW Tree Resource Management Plan

The Department of Public Works has released its Tree Resource Management Plan and it is available for download on the DPW Parks Division page or right here.

The Town of Maynard Tree Resource Management Plan, written by Davey Resource Group Inc. “DRG”, focuses on quantifying the benefits provided by the inventoried tree resource and addressing its maintenance needs. DRG completed a tree inventory for the Town of Maynard in February 2020. DRG analyzed this inventory data to understand the structure of Maynard’s inventoried tree resource and to recommend a prioritized maintenance schedule for future tree care. DRG also estimated the economic values of the various environmental benefits provided by Maynard’s inventoried tree resource by analyzing inventory data with i-Tree Eco.

Parks, Fields and Playgrounds are OPEN

Updated July 10, 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 Phase 3 re-opening.

Continue reading Parks, Fields and Playgrounds are OPEN

2019 Water Quality Report

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.

Download the 2019 Water Quality Report or visit the DPW Water and Sewer page for more information.

Hydrant Flushing – Great Road Area

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.

DPW: Recycling Center OPEN on June 13

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.

Please visit the Recycling Drop Off Center page for more information.

Thank you for your patience with our previous Recycling Center closings.

Bulk Item Pickup is back … in phases

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.

Yard Waste Curbside Collection Week – May 18 – 22

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.

Thank you!!

Water & Sewer Rate Increase

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.

Level 1 Water Restrictions effective May 1, 2020 through Oct 1, 2020

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.

April 11 Recycle Center Drop Off Day Cancelled

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.