The Department of Public Works would like residents to know the following procedural changes that the department has implemented in order to provide safe working conditions for both our staff and residents throughout the Town of Maynard regarding the current COVID-19 situation.
All scheduled water or sewer house calls regarding anything outside of an emergency “public health or safety” will be postponed for a later date.
We ask that all residents respect the safety of public employees and do not approach them while working, this will provide our employees a safe distance regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This includes our solid waste vendor E.L Harvey. If residents have concerns, we ask that they contact the department by phone (978) 897-1317 or through email at [email protected]
During this time when more and more residents will be staying indoors and confined to their houses, we would like to remind all residents to dispose of cleaning wipes, and baby wipes accordingly. The COVID-19 virus can be transmitted through human effluent “sewage”. Our staff will have to deal with issues if residents start flushing restricted materials down the drain. Please be considerate of all public servants in this time, it is vital to continue to operate essential functions such as sanitation and water/sewer treatment.
Help Prevent Sewer Clogs and Back Ups: Disposable does not mean flushable. Cleaning wipes, baby wipes, and other moist towelettes that are described as ‘flushable’ do not dissolve, but they do accumulate in our sewer system causing clogs and backups.
Also, please do not flush paper towels into your toilet.
The Maynard Water and Sewer Division encourages you to minimize the use of disposable wipes and to discard used wipes in the trash rather than flushing them.