Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Department of Public Works will be flushing hydrants this week.
If you notice discolored water coming out of the faucet this week there is a reason for it. The Burlington Police Department posted to its Facebook page that the Department of Public Works will be flushing hydrants over the next few days. According to the post the flushing will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. "You may observe discoloration of your water but it will clear up after running your faucets for a short while," Police say. "We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause." If you have any questions please call 781-270-1677.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Superintendent of Public Works John Sanchez said the snow removal account is already in a deficit but the DPW is still ready for possible snow this weekend.
Two weeks after a blizzard dumped nearly three feet of snow on the area forecasters are saying the Burlington area could get another 12 inches of snow this weekend. Superintendent of Public Works John Sanchez said that the Burlington DPW is set and ready if the storm does hit. "We're in good shape," he said. "We had to fix some equipment and get some parts. The machines took a beating but we have them up and running again." Sanchez also said the DPW re-stocked on salt, sand and other storm supplies. "We have the materials," he said. "We are ready for Saturday and Sunday." Sanchez said that the roads are also in good shape to receive more snow, especially when compared to two years ago. He said the DPW has been pushing snow banks back from …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Are you satisfied or frustrated with how the town handled the area’s 5th largest snowstorm in history? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Now that the snow has fallen, and started to melt, it’s your time to rate how the town’s plows handled the more than 2 feet of snow that fell Friday and Saturday. We put the question to our Facebook followers last night and the town's clean-up effort got mixed reviews. Some of the people said their neighborhoods were well plowed and the roads were clear, but others were less impressed. 'I live on Cresthaven Drive, aweful. Upland and all those roads are awful too! Our street is not even sanded...there is no way I would send any child on a school bus tomorrow' one reader wrote. Others said that while the roads had been plowed, they were too narrow: 'Someone needs to get over to Kimball Road/South Bedford street immediately. The snow there is…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Superintendent of Public Works John Sanchez and the Board of Selectmen gave certificates of appreciation to DPW member Rick Haynes.
The Burlington Board of Selectmen spent some time during the meeting last night to approve a new member of the Department of Public Works and to honor a retiring member. At the recommendation of Superintendent of Public Works John Sanchez the board appointed Patrick Duran to a full-time position in the Highway Division. "Pat has shown experience in areas we need it the most," Sanchez told the board. "He has a background in paving and equipment use. I'm looking forward to seeing his experience put to work in the department." The board approved the appointment unanimously and agreed to waive the normal 15-day waiting period for new employees. Sanchez and the board also recognized retiring DPW member Rick Haynes. Sanchez explained that Haynes…
Monday, September 26, 2011
Treatment has begun following a positive test of E. coli in Burlington's water supply.
Burlington's Department of Public Works reported this afternoon that treatment has begun on the town's water supply after a routine test came out positive for trace amounts of the E. coli bacteria. Lisa Matarazzo of the town's Engineering Department said residents should avoid consuming tap water until further notice, but said treatment has begun and the town's water should be safe to drink in two days. Residents will be alerted when the town's water is safe again. The restriction includes all tap water, either for drinking or for hygienic activities such as teeth brushing. Also, any drink mixes, baby formulas, ice cubes or other uncooked items made with Burlington tap water after Sept. 20 should be discarded. Though the test results came …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
First day of construction plagued with delays
Burlington’s new force water main project got underway this Monday, May 2. The project is ambitious and is expected to take 2 years to complete. The first construction day was plagued with unexpected challenges as water mains were broken twice and nearby residents were left without water for several hours. Neighbors report that crews worked until nearly midnight to repair the damage and water service was restored before the morning of Tuesday, May 03, 2011. Prior to the work on May 1st, the contractor installed air relief valves. These are permanent manholes that allow the Town to release trapped air from the system. The force water main is Burlington’s primary sewer pipe. It connects to a main co-owned by Burlington and Woburn and runs …