THE WATER AND SEWER DIVISION WILL BE CONTINUING SANITARY SEWER INVESTIGATIONS WHICH WILL INCLUDE NIGHT WORK.
May 11th 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. This work is dependent on seasonal conditions and must be completed before the beginning of summer.
DAYTIME WORK LOCATIONS FOR MAY 12-15, 2020: Daytime work will be performed this week on Walnut Street, Boston Turnpike (Route 9 near Northborough), Harford Turnpike (Route 20 near Northborough), North Street at Northland Road, Blackthorn Road, Woodside Drive, and Spring Street at High Street.
NIGHTTIME WORK LOCATIONS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATER THIS WEEK - FINAL SCHEDULE PENDING: Nighttime work will be performed this week on North Street, Camelot Drive, Spring Street, Settlers Road, Woodside Drive, Niblick Road, Blackthorn Road, Northland Road, Highridge Road, High Street, Meadow Hill Road, Laurel Lane, Highland Hill Road, Hunter Circle, Pratt Lane, Karen Avenue, Birch Lane, Saxon Lane, Walnut Street, Hillando Drive, Bayberry Circle, Old Farm Circle, Nursery Drive, Toblin Hill Drive, Bummet Brook Circle, Boston Turnpike (Route 9 near Northborough), Hartford Turnpike (Route 20 near Northborough), Waterville Lane, Lahinch Lane, Tralee Lane, Brook Street, Afra Drive, Taha Drive, and Sajada Drive.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT: 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".