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  • Notice Alert CSO Activation in Alewife Brook

    Notice Alert: CSO Activation in Alewife Brook

  • 2016 Commissioner's Awards

    Four DPW employees who demonstrate exemplary work performance will be recognized with the presentation of the "Commissioner's Award for Outstanding Performance" at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 18th.

  • Joint Public Notice CSO Control Plan Update

    This notice is required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as an annual update on the progress of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) control measures to improve the water quality of Alewife Brook. You are receiving this notice because your property lies within the extended 100-year floodplain of Alewife Brook as established and currently in effect by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • DPW Service Schedule for Patriots' Day Holiday

    In observance of the Patriots' Day Holiday on Monday, April 18, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning.

  • Pipe Lining Notice for Green St

    As part of the Trenchless Rehabilitation Program for sewer and stormwater infrastructure, the city’s contractor, Insituform, will be rehabilitating the sewer mains using a method known as cast-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining.

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Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
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