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DPW: 2021 Water & Sewer Rate Increase

The Department of Public Works through its Water and Sewer Division has the responsibility to review the Enterprise Funding Account and sustainability to provide necessary funding for the yearly operation of both water and sewer, as well as capital improvements to water and sewer infrastructure. The department is responsible to provide clean drinking water and sanitary sewer discharge for the town.

The planning process for reviewing the water and sewer rates began within the DPW in June 2020.  (See the Water Resources and Rate Planning section on the DPW Water & Sewer Division page.) The initial rate recommendation was presented to the Board of Selectmen on January 5, 2021.  A public hearing on the rates will commence on February 2nd at 8pm.

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DPW: Christmas Tree Recycling in January

The Department of Public works will be starting our 2021 Recycle center services with some new changes. Our Christmas tree Recycling program has been changed. We will no longer allow Christmas tree drop off at the Maynard Boys and Girls club parking lot. Our new location is consistent with our other residential Recycle center services. We will be accepting Christmas trees at our Highway Garage, located at 38 Winter street. Christmas tree drop off is only permissible on each Saturday for the month of January from 8am – noon.

We understand this change may be difficult given the year we have all faced. The Department of Public works would like to bring 2021 in the right way, we have decided to waive the $5.00 fee associated with the new Christmas tree recycling program for 2021.

Happy holidays from our family to yours!

The Recycling Drop Off Center (located at the DPW Garage on Winter Street) will be open each Saturday for the month of January from 8am – Noon for Christmas Tree recycling only.

  • January 2 – (X-Mas Tree recycling only)
  • January 9 – (X-Mas Tree recycling only)
  • January 16 – (X-Mas Tree recycling only)
  • January 23 – (X-Mas Tree recycling only)
  • January 30 – (X-Mas Tree recycling only)

Click here for more information about the Recycling Drop Off Center

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.

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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.

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.

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.