At the Special Town Meeting on October 1, 2002, the voters approved long-term funding of a sewer expansion project that will eventually bring sewer service to the entire town. The project is ambitious and is expected to be complete by the end of 2010. The cost will be covered through a combination of a one-time $3,000 availability charge and user rates that will be placed in a dedicated fund to cover the expansion costs. Residents should note that funding must still be approved yearly at the Annual Town Meeting and must be vigilant to ensure that this occurs by attending Town
Work for Phase 11
Contract #34/35: Baltazar
There are four construction crews in Town finishing all main line sewer pipe. We are expected to have all construction activities completed by late fall.
Contract #36: Albanese Bros.
There is one construction crew in Town completing all main line sewer pipe. We are expected to have all construction activities completed by late fall.
The project is divided into several Phases (6 through 11), with most phases being divided into several contracts.
Maps showing the location of each phase are available for view at Town Hall and in the Engineering and Board of Health Offices at the Department of Public Works Building as well as clicking below.
Phase Map This map shows the phases remaining throughout Town. This is a large map and may be slow opening.
Street listing for all phases This list was last updated January 6, 2004. It has streets in all phases (6 thru 11). If you have a question or feel we missed your street on the list, send an email to the address below. You can also check the map to see if it is there.
How much will connecting to the sewer cost you?
(This applies to streets that are getting sewer in upcoming phases; streets with sewer existing would be a little different.)
As your street gets a sewer main installed, a "stub" will be put in to access each home/building. The location of this stub will be kept in the Department of Public Works Office at 999 Whipple Road. At the time the sewer is accepted by the Town, a betterment fee of $3,000 will be assessed through the Water Billing department. This dollar value was approved at the October 2002 Town meeting.
It is the responsibility of each homeowner/building owner to coordinate the connection to the main. This must be done by a licensed drain layer approved by the Engineering Division. The drain layers list is available here or at the Community Development office.
The cost that each contractor charges is an individual business transaction between the homeowner and the contractor. This is not a Town transaction. As such, we do not keep records of what the charges are.
When choosing a contractor from the approved list, please remember there are many variables between jobs. The linear length of pipe, the depth of the trench, and the soil type in your yard are just some of the variables that could make your estimate different than your neighbor's. Always be a wise consumer.