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Water & Sewer Department

Posted on: February 21, 2020

Update from the Water and Division - Ongoing Sanitary Sewer Investigations will Include Night Work

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TOWN OF SHREWSBURY TO CONDUCT SANITARY SEWER INVESTIGATIONS

March 10th update: the Town’s wastewater consultants, Weston & Sampson, along with contractor National Water Main Cleaning, will be continuing investigations of the sanitary sewer system which will include both daytime and nighttime work.  


DAYTIME WORK LOCATIONS FOR MARCH 9 – 13, 2020

Daytime work will be performed this week on Walnut Street, Bummet Brook Circle, Boston Turnpike (Route 9 near Northborough), Harford Turnpike (Route 20 near

Northborough), Waterville Lane, Lahinch Lane, Tralee Lane, Sajada Drive, Taha Drive, and Brook Street.


NIGHTTIME WORK LOCATIONS FOR MARCH 9 – 13, 2020

Nighttime work will be performed this week on Sword Street, Round Table Road, Guinevere Circle, Camelot Drive, Merlin Circle, Country Way, Morningside Drive, Jamie

Lane, Partridge Hill Road, North Street, Cross Street, Amberly Lane, Hunter Circle, Pratt Lane, Karen Avenue, Birch Lane, Saxon Lane, Carriage Hill Road, Dartmoor

Drive, Travis Road, Bracken Road, Keyes House Road, and Olde Colony Drive.


Daytime cleaning and television of sewer pipelines are being conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. During these routine inspections, the sewer pipelines are cleaned hydraulically with a pressurized water truck and a sewer-jetting nozzle and television inspected with a closed-circuit television inspection (CCTV) camera. The vacuum pressure created by the cleaning may cause air to escape though the traps and drains of your plumbing fixtures such as toilets and sinks. These inspections are conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Nighttime flow measurements are also being performed as part of the investigations between midnight and 6:00 a.m. Flow measurements only require work crews to access sewer manholes and does not require cleaning. Work crews will have a police officer detail with them at all times during nighttime flow isolation.

If you have any questions or experience any inconvenience related to the inspection work described above, please contact the Town of Shrewsbury’s Department of Public Works Water and Sewer Division at (508) 841-8506.


These investigations are being conducted as part of Shrewsbury’s 2020 Infiltration Investigations Project. The purpose of the investigations is to locate sources of

groundwater entering the sanitary sewer. By removing this extra flow, Shrewsbury will reduce the amount of wastewater it sends to the regional Westborough Wastewater Treatment Plant.


Please refer to the provided maps of the Sanitary Sewer Investigation areas, titled; "Weston and Sampson Spring 2020 SSI Maps".

Weston and Sampson Spring 2020 SSI Maps
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