Category Archives: DPW

Maynard Public Water Supply – 2020 Water Quality Report

Each year, the Town of Maynard provides its customers with an Annual Water Quality Report to share information on how our water quality compares to established federal and state drinking water standards. We encourage you to review this report as it provides details about the source and quality of the drinking water delivered to you in 2020.

In an effort to be more environmentally responsible, we are no longer mailing paper copies of the Water Quality Report, but have made them available on the Internet.   Click here to read the 2020 Water Quality Report.   For more information on the town’s water supply, please visit the DPW’s Water & Sewer Division page.

If you wish to have a paper copy, you can pick up a printed Water Quality Report at Maynard Town Hall or the Maynard Public Library.

DPW: 2021 Paving Projects

The Town of Maynard is pleased to announce our 2021 Approved Roadway Paving Projects. The following Public Roadways will undergo a replacement with a tentative start date of May 17, 2021 (weather dependent). Roadway paving will be conducted by Sunshine Paving, and their sub-contractors. Estimated project completion 10-14 days.

PROJECT UPDATE (26-May):  Work on Nason Street, Brooks Street, and Durant Avenue will start on 5/28/2021 and will continue on 6/1/2021 and 6/2/2021.  There will be no milling (removal of the existing pavement surface) on Nason until Tuesday, June 1st at the earliest.

Nason Street – #12 to #42 (water main failure Winter 2020)
            Process: Mill and Overlay

Brooks Street – Concord Street to Jethro Street
            Process: Reclamation

Brooks Street – Summer Street to Concord Street
            Process: Reclamation

Durant Avenue – Dana Road to Cul-de-sac
            Process: Reclamation

DPW: Level 1 Water Restrictions are in effect

Effective May 5th, 2021 through October 1, 2021 the Town of Maynard is issuing a mandatory Level 1 Water Use Restriction: Non Essential Outdoor Water Use Restriction per the towns DEP issued Water Management Act Permit.

As stated in the Special Condition 8 of the Massachusetts Water Management Acts permits (MGL C 21G) the Town of Maynard is required to implement a Non-Essential Outdoor Water Use Restriction to be enforced starting May 5, 2021 through October 1, 2021. Therefore, the Town is implementing Level 1 Water Use Restrictions.

Read more about Water Restrictions in Maynard including acceptable and non-acceptable uses during this restriction period.

DPW Request for Bids: WWTP RBC Repairs

The project includes, furnishing materials, labor, installation for emergency repairs to RBC #5 and #6, including:

  • Replacement of six (6) sections of media on RBC #5;
  • Replacement of bearings for RBC#5 and RBC#6;
  • all other work specified herein and shown on the Drawings and necessary to provide a complete and operating system.

Sealed bids for Repairs to WWTP RBCs, shall be received by the Maynard Department of Public Works, at their offices 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754, until 2:00 PM Local Time, Thursday, May 13, 2021 and at that time and place shall be opened and read aloud publicly. 

Download the complete Request for Bid document for submission details and deadlines.

DPW: Stump Removal Notice (Brooks Street Area)

The Department of Public Works will be conducting stump removal processes on Wednesday, April 21st, from 8am until 3pm in the area surrounding Brooks Street (the section from Maple Street to the intersection of Mockingbird Lane). We are requesting no on street parking during the indicated hours of 8am – 3pm. We appreciate your cooperation as we prepare the street for our scheduled re-paving project.

DPW: Hydrant Flushing

The Department of Public Works through our Water and Sewer Division will be conducting Town-wide hydrant water main flushing of the water distribution system, this process will be conducted during the Department’s regular work schedule and in the evening hours over the next several weeks. Hydrant flushing can cause intermittent low water pressure and or discoloration. We thank you for your patience as we conduct necessary regular maintenance of your utility.

Read more about hydrant flushing.

DPW: Recycle Center Open Apr 10th (Saturday)

The Department of Public Works will be conducting our first Recycle Center service at the Highway garage at 38 Winter Street on Saturday,  April 10th, 2021, opening at 8am. We want to remind residents to follow our COVID-19 protocols. Only one resident in each vehicle, stay in your car and our staff will assist you. We would also like to remind all resident that you should be receiving the E.L Harvey solid waste and recycle information flyer in the mail — please be on the lookout. The flyer can also be found here on the Department of Public Works website.

Click here for more information about the Recycling Drop Off Center.

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 Select Board on January 5, 2021.  A public hearing on the rates was held on February 2, 2021 at 8pm.

Continue reading DPW: 2021 Water & Sewer Rate Increase

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.