Catch Basin/Drain Manhole Repair
Involves adjusting and repairing existing drainage structures throughout Town. There are over 3,300 catch basins in town. If you notice damage to a catch basin, please notify the Department of Public Works at (978) 640-4440.
Catch Basin Cleaning
Catch basin cleaning in Tewksbury includes the removal of trash and sediments collected in the sump using a clamshell bucket or a vactor truck. It is important to maintain catch basins to prevent blockages and minimize the amount of pollutants entering storm drain system which may eventually discharge into local streams and waterways. Clogged catch basins can result in the ponding of water along streets and parking lots causing a nuisance to motorists, pedestrians and businesses.
Outfall Mapping and Testing
631 outfalls have been located and electronically recorded via GPS. Testing and investigating for illicit discharges is ongoing. For additional information, please review this Public Notice.
Long Pond 319 Grant
Approximately 25 raingardens will be installed in the Long Pond watershed area through 2014. For additional information, please review the following 2 brochures:
Please remember: when walking your pet, all waste should be picked up and disposed of properly. Anything that is drained into a catch basin, including dog waste or other hazardous materials, will go directly to the wetland areas and streams. This will adversely affect the wildlife, vegetation, and potentially the Town’s drinking water.