• 4/19/2016

    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.

  • 4/19/2016

    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).

  • 4/12/2016

    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.

  • 4/8/2016

    Notice Alert CSO Activation in Alewife Brook

    Notice Alert: CSO Activation in Alewife Brook

  • 4/4/2016

    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.

  • 3/28/2016

    Pipe Lining Notice for Second, Donnell, Kelley, and State streets

    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.

  • 3/25/2016

    ROAD CLOSURE: Lakeview Ave (Brattle St to Huron Ave)

    Beginning Monday, March 28th, Lakeview Avenue (Brattle to Huron) will be closed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to through traffic, in order to facilitate water main work.

  • 3/22/2016

    ROAD CLOSURE: Green Street Closed for Ongoing Sewer Repair

    To help advance the work and improve pedestrian safety in the area, a road closure will be implemented on Green St between Pearl and Magazine beginning on Monday, April 4 and is anticipated to continue for two weeks to allow more room for the contractor to complete the sewer main replacement.

  • 3/21/2016

    Pipe Lining Notice for Second St and Griswold 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.

  • 3/14/2016

    Pipe Lining Notice for Griswold St, Normany Ave, and Sunset Rd

    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.

  • 3/10/2016

    Spring Showers Bring Limited Time Offer on Rain Barrels

    Public Works is partnering with the Great American Rain Barrel Company in Hyde Park, MA to offer recycled rain barrels to residents as part of a community wide conservation and sustainability program.

  • 3/10/2016

    Residents Encouraged to Bring Reusable Bags when Shopping in Cambridge

    The City of Cambridge seeks to reduce the number of plastic and paper bags being used, discarded, littered, burned, and buried. The Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) Ordinance, effective March 31, 2016, encourages the use of reusable bags at all retail establishments in Cambridge.

  • 3/9/2016

    Pipe Lining Notice for Amory Street

    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.

  • 3/8/2016

    Public Meeting on Stormwater Management Program

    The Cambridge Department of Public Works is holding a public meeting to discuss the City’s efforts in the implementation of its Stormwater Management Program on Tuesday, March 29, from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M., Cambridge Public Library, Community Room, 449 Broadway.

  • 3/4/2016

    Pipe Lining Notice for Pearl St Between Erie and Granite streets and Sherman St between Garden and Huron Ave

    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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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12 noon
24 Hour emergency 617.349.4860

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Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Owen O'Riordan
Commissioner