Removes debris from catch basins. Catch basin cleaning is coordinated with street sweeping to reduce the disruptions that additional parking restrictions might cause.
The Vactor is a specialized truck used to clean and jet stormwater and sewer lines. Bi-weekly inspections and flushing of 75 problem lines help to reduce emergency sewer back-ups and flooding.
Each year DPW works with the Middlesex County Mosquito Control project to minimize the mosquito population by treating catch basins with larvicide during the summer months.
The Sewer Maintenance Division maintains and repairs the city’s sanitary, combined and stormwater collection systems. Learn more
Property Owner Responsibilities
Sewer laterals (services) are pipes that carry sanitary sewage from buildings to the City’s sewer mains. The maintenance and repair of sewer services are the responsibility of the individual property owners. Learn more
Sewer Division Responsibilities
The Sewer Division inspects and clears obstructed sewer lines, cleans catch basins, repairs broken lines, works to control sewer odors, and inspects and approves private connections to the public system. Learn more
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