Category Archives: Water & Sewer

Longmeadow Road water break

Alert emailed from town website –

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February 3, 2019 11:13 AM

Longmeadow Road

Water main break on Longmeadow Road. Water Service has been temporarily shut off in this area. We anticipate it will be several hours before the break is repaired.

Water use by state



The Massachusetts DEP historically wanted us to use 60 gallons per person per day or less, and we are above that when we water grass in the summer.

It is instructive to see how water usage varies by states, with California and Texas being really high.  If it was just irrigation in hot climates, I would have expected Florida to be equally as high, but it is not.  Perhaps it is related to agricultural uses.

Water main break near 77 South Street

Posted on: December 14, 2018

Water Main Break

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There is a water main break in the vicinity of 77 South Street. Local residents may experience water pressure loss or times when water is shut off altogether temporarily while repairs are being made. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Department of Public Works

Water Service to Bridge Street turned off.

ALERT from Town of Medfield this afternoon –

November 01, 2018 12:57 PM

Water Break on Bridge Street

DPW is reporting a water service break on Bridge Street. Water Service to all residents on Bridge Street has been turned off. Read on


Water ban – update from Mo Goulet

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Maurice Goulet, Director of Public Works, clarified the water ban issues:


In this particular case, DEP had notified us that they were implementing an Advisory Drought status. According to our Water Management Act Permit, the Town is required to implement water restrictions. In the Advisory status the Town has an Odd/Even water restriction with no watering between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Odd/Even restriction simply means, odd numbered houses can water on odd numbered calendar days and the same for even numbered houses on even calendar days. As far as the one day a week sign that was posted, it was done in error. It will be just an alternating odd/even restriction for the time being. If the Drought Status becomes more severe, we will have to become more stringent in our restrictions.


Thanks, hope this clears things up a little

Water Ban

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The following is from the town website, explaining the water ban the town imposed this week.  The town is obligated to do such water bans, based on instructions from the state DEP.  The state bases its water ban orders on the flow levels it monitors in the Charles River.

There are different levels of water bans.  This one prohibits watering 9-5, and permits watering only on the odd/even days that match your odd/even street address.




The Town of Medfield has received notice from the Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection to increase the level of outdoor watering restrictions due to decreasing streamflow from the Charles River. Therefore, the Town of Medfield is declaring a mandatory odd/even outdoor watering program. Also, no outside watering should take place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter. If you have further questions, please contact the Medfield Water Dept. at 508-906-3004.

MSH water tower wins award

ACCE award for MSH water tower

Photo shows DPW Director Maurice Goulet, second from left, and town’s consultants.

This email yesterday evening from Water and Sewer Board member Jeremy Marsette –


Passing along this good news.  The Town and its consultant, Environmental Partners Group, won an award this evening from the American Council of Engineering Companies for the replacement of the water storage tank at the former Medfield State Hospital.


The award was presented at their annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala.  The award notes “Reaching new heights modernizing water infrastructure on an historic site”.


Congratulations to EPG and the Medfield Public Works Department.


Btw, Medfield’s roads have looked great these past two snow storms.  Kudos to the Department for that too.