Public Works

Department Overview

Every day dedicated professionals across the Department of Public Works take pride in the jobs they do to protect the health, safety and well-being of everyone in the community. We are comprised of a team that designs, builds, refurbishes, replaces, oversees, and maintains a complex combination of above ground and below ground public infrastructure.

Department News & Information

Water leak Detection Survey Information
                                                                            May 5, 2022

Image of vehicle conducting leak detection. See below for more info.

Miles Leak Detection will begin conducting the City's annual leak detection survey of the water system starting tonight, Thursday, May 5. 

Specialized listening devices will be placed on fire hydrants and valve boxes in the road to identify and locate any leaks for the Water Division to address.

Work will primarily occur at night between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., when traffic noise is lowest. Some daytime work may occur depending on the ambient noise in each neighborhood. 

A Hybrid Ford Escape will be used during surveying, marked "Miles Leak Detection" (see photo above). Workers will be wearing bright reflective clothing, tool belts, and large headsets. 

Residents with questions or concerns can email water@FraminghamMa.gov or call 508-532-6050.


Water Main FLUSHING TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK, MONDAY, MAY 2

Image of a hydrant being flushed. Text: Framingham Public Works Hydrant Flushing Program.

The City of Framingham’s Water Division will conduct water main flushing via hydrants, Monday-Friday, May 2 – June 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The area to be flushed is bounded by the Sudbury Town Line, Pleasant Street, Belknap Road, Edgell Road, and the Southborough Town Line.

Flushing may cause discolored water and a reduction in pressure. 

For more information about the program and what to expect, please visit: https://www.framinghamma.gov/2600/Water-Main-Flushing


Framingham Department of Public Works urban Street Sweeping Program to Resume Tuesday, May 3

                                                                                        4/27/22

Image of DPW's street sweeper
FRAMINGHAM, MA- The City of Framingham’s Department of Public Works will resume the Urban Street Sweeping Program, starting with Area A, on Tuesday, May 3.
 
Each Tuesday, May 3 through November 30, a different set of streets will be swept from 9 a.m. - noon. 
 
Streets will be grouped into four areas, Area A, Area B, Area C, and Area D, with each being swept on a different Tuesday of the month. 
 
Parking restrictions will be in effect. Vehicles parked on the street during the posted times will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense
 
Thank you for helping keep Framingham streets and waterways clean! Your cooperation is appreciated! 
 
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INTERESTED IN THE HISTORY OF THE CITY'S MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS?

DID YOU KNOW?

About 50% of the City's roadways were built before World War II. 25% of the current stormwater, water and wastewater infrastructure put in place at that time is now over 70 years old.

The City of Framingham tripled in population during the 25 years after World War II and 50% of the stormwater, water and wastewater systems were installed.

In 2006, the city accelerated the Capital Improvement Program to remedy this situation.

LEARN MORE ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE COMMUNITY