2017 RAIN BARREL PROGRAM
The Wayland DPW is offering a Rain Barrel Program to help residents conserve water and save money.
Here’s How Rain Barrels Help You Save Money and Conserve Water
- Rain barrels collect and store rainwater for outdoor water use which means you’ll save money on your water bill.
- Rain water is chlorine free and an excellent source of plants and gardens
- Rain barrels reduce pollutants from entering into the water supplies by reducing runoff – which helps towns manage the water supplies and keep costs down.
- Rain barrels are low cost and easy to install.
Rain Barrel Facts
The rain barrel is repurposed from a 60 gallon shipping drum that is 39" tall by 24" wide, 20 lbs. empty. The shipping drum is made from 3/16" polyethylene which is UV protected and BPA free. The barrel comes complete with overflow fittings, drain plug, screw on cover, and a threaded spigot with a choice of two ports to use with either a watering can or a garden hose. The rain barrel arrives with simple instructions for fast and easy installation.
Available Colors: Forest Green, Earth Brown, Nantucket Gray, and Unpainted
Special Price for Town Residents: $69 (versus the retail price of $119)
How to Get Your Rain Barrel
Deadline for ordering: June 10th 5:00pm
Rain Barrels may then be picked up on Saturday, June 17th at the DPW Facility at 66 River Road from 9:00AM to 11:00AM
END OF WATER USE RESTRICTIONS
Due to the a the above average rainfall, the MA Drought Task Force has determined that groundwater levels have returned to normal across the state. As a result, Wayland has lifted the outdoor water conservation restrictions. The Water Dvision will continue to monitor the local water levels at our sources and the ability to meet system demand as the summer progresses. Residents will be notified if additional restriction become necessary.
COMMENCEMENT OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION
BEGINNING THE WEEK OF MAY 15, 2017
Damon Street, Bradford Street, Harrison Street, Shawmut Avenue, Main Street (between Damon & West Plain)
The Wayland DPW will begin reconstruction of Damon St, Bradford St, Harrison St, Shawmut Ave, and Main St (between Damon & West Plain) beginning the week of May 15, 2017.
Any sprinkler heads, invisible dog fences, plantings, or any other fixtures or permanent structures located in the unpaved area on either side of the paved roadway (i.e. the Town's Right-of-Way) must be removed prior to the start of road improvements. Within the road construction time frame, any on-street parking will be prohibited. On occasion, you may encounter equipment and workers in the road. Surfaces my be rough, uneven, unfinished, and may have raised structures.
Please - with safety in mind: Keep speeds to a minimum, follow all signage, and generally proceed with caution.
During Road construction, you will notice several phases of activity:
1. Lowering of all drainage structures and water & gas gates
2. Pulverization of existing pavement
3. Reshaping of the new base
4. Placement of bituminous base course
5. Raising of drainage structures and water & gas gates
6. Curbing placement (where applicable)
7. Placement of the final wearing course
8. Matching all driveways to grade
9. Loaming and seeding of shoulder areas
Once complete, the Department Policy established in 1988 and State road funding regulations prevent any road excavation on a newly-constructed road for a period of five (5) years.
Any questions that you may have can be direwcted to the DPW Foreman on site, or contact the DPW Superintent, Joe Doucette at 508-358-6853 between the hours of 6:30am and 3:00pm.
THE WAYLAND DPW IS ON FACEBOOK!
The Wayland DPW is now on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WaylandDPW - We hope to use the page to share important news and updates pertaining to your DPW. For questions, comments, or requests for service, please call our office at 508-358-3672.