Department of Public Works

Department of Public Works Building

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Public Works is to maintain the City of Leominster's water, sewer, and street systems in a prompt, courteous, safe, efficient and cost-effective manner for the protection of public safety. Public Works, through its dedicated employees, strives to plan, design, build, maintain and operate the public infrastructure in a manner that respects the environment and the ability of government to adequately preserve these assets for succeeding generations. We strive to adequately maintain the street infrastructure for safe and efficient movement of people, goods and services to enhance the economic vitality and livability of the city.

Some of our main programs and services are:

  • Street Resurfacing
  • Street Cleaning
  • Engineering and Surveying
  • Street Signs and Markings
  • Sidewalks and Curbing
  • Snow and Ice - Salting and Plowing
  • Sewer Mains and I/I Remediation
  • Street Drainage and MS4 Program
  • Water Mains, Hydrants and Billing
  • Evergreen Cemetery and Pine Grove Cemetery

The Department of Public Works Main Office is located at 109 Graham Street

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Household Hazardous Waste & Yard Waste Collections for 2024

Hazardous Waste Collections:

  • March 16, 2024, 9 am to Noon at the Department of Public Works Yard
  • June 15, 2024, 9 am to Noon at the Department of Public Works Yard
  • August 17, 2024, 9 am to Noon at the Department of Public Works Yard
  • November 16, 2024, 9 am to Noon at Department of Public Works Yard (x)

(x) Secure paper shredder will be on site this date only!

Note: Latex paint will not be accepted as hazardous waste.

Yard Waste Collections

On the same day as your trash collection, no plastic bags.

  • April 1, 2024, through May 24, 2024
  • October 14, 2024, through December 6, 2024

Any questions please call the Health Department at 978-534-7500, ext. 3558

Hydrant Flushing Notice

The Leominster Department of Public Works-Water Division will be flushing the water distribution systems with the following schedule:

Fallbrook Notown and Distributing water system flushing will begin on April 15, 2024, until completed.

Distributing consists of Wards 2, 3, and 4, including Exchange, Central, Lancaster, Mechanic, and all side streets.

Fall Brook covers Wards 3, 4, Pleasant, Union, Grant, Pond and all side streets.

Notown Reservoir, which consists of Wards 5, 1, the West Side, North Main, Prospect, Harvard, all side streets and the entire North Leominster area.

All mains will be flushed first then the program will continue with all side streets.

Residents may experience dirty and turbid water at different times of the day and are asked to have patience during this period.

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Stormwater Permit

This is a federal stormwater permit issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  This permits the City of Leominster to operate a municipal stormwater system.  See our Stormwater Management Program Plan (SWMP) document below.

Related Documents

Homepage Notices

Transfer Station & Recycling Information

Drinking Water Quality Report

This is a notice from the Leominster Water Department. This is not an emergency; you do not need to take any corrective actions at this time and consumption of drinking water can continue as normal. A recent water sample taken at the city’s well field, prior to treatment, tested positive for E.coli. Samples taken after treatment did not detect any contaminants, including E.coli. The well field was taken offline and will remain offline until further testing and approved by the Mass DEP. Regulations require the City provide a Tier 1 Notice to all users of the City’s Water Supply. The official notice can be found above.

Water Quality Reports (Past Years)

View the Water Quality Reports in our Archive Center.