Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates

DPW offices at 147 Hampshire St. are open to the public, by appointment only. Appointments can be made by phone at 617-349-4800 or by email at Individual staff are also available for appointments outside of these hours as needed; please contact the office with the details of your issue, and we will coordinate with the appropriate staff member. Many DPW services can be provided online, and DPW phones are staffed 24/7 to respond to urgent concerns.

Joint CSO Public Notice

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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 and Charles River. 

Access the full notice for Alewife Brook here.

Access the full notice for Charles River here

MWRA, Cambridge and Somerville have implemented a system for rapid reporting of CSO discharges to the Charles River, Alewife Brook and the Upper Mystic River. These subscriber based systems provide timely information regarding a CSO activation including the start time and location of the discharge. To subscribe, sign up at these links:

Cambridge Subscriber:  

Somerville Subscriber:

MWRA Subscriber:

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