The Sewer Maintenance Division maintains and repairs the city’s sanitary, combined and stormwater collection systems.   Learn more

Property Owner Responsibilities

Diagram of sanitary sewer line

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

Inspecting sewer line

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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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire Street
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.349.4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm