Department of Public Works

On June 26, 2018, the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to approve the creation of a Department of Public Works pursuant to Section 11 of the Town Manager Act.  The Public Works department has oversight over Shrewsbury public infrastructure, including public buildings, roadways, parks and our water utility.

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Please view each of our Division pages for more information on their activities.

  1. Shrewsbury Completes Solar Array at Home Farm Water Treatment Plant

    The Town of Shrewsbury Completes Solar Array at the Home Farm Water Treatment Plant as part of Improvements Project Using Grant Funds from the MA Department of Environmental Protection Read on...
  2. Project Approval and New Speed Limit along Route 20

    A new speed limit of 45 MPH is in place along Route 20 in Shrewsbury beginning at the Northborough town line for approximately 3 miles. Read on...
  3. Important Notice from the Shrewsbury Water and Sewer Division - Overnight Water System Work on 6/4

    On Thursday night, June 4, 2020, starting at 9:00 p.m., ET&L will be connecting the new water main installed at the bridge on Rte. 140 over Rte. 290 and must turn off the existing main in that area. The project is expected to be be completed by 5:00 a.m. Read on...
  4. Important Notice from the Water & Sewer Division - Fire Flow Testing on June 4, 2020

    On Thursday, June 4, 2020, at approximately 1:00 p.m., flow testing of the water distribution system will be conducted near Pinedale Road. This testing is necessary to gather important water flow data for the fire suppression system at this address. Read on...
  5. Shrewsbury Completes Solar Array at Home Farm Water Treatment Plant

    The Town of Shrewsbury Completes Solar Array at the Home Farm Water Treatment Plant as part of Improvements Project Using Grant Funds from the MA Department of Environmental Protection Read on...
  6. Important Reminder from the Shrewsbury Water and Sewer Division - Please Only Flush Toilet Paper

    We understand that toilet paper is in short supply but even "flushable" wipes are not flushable. Several communities have reported major issues with their sewer system due to products other than toilet paper being flushed. Your help is needed. Read on...
  7. May 27th Update from the Water and Sewer Division - Water Valve Cleaning and Exercising

    Hydra Tech will continue water valve cleaning and exercising in a new section of town beginning on May 27, 2020, to prepare for the continuation of the unidirectional flushing program, weather permitting. Read on...
  8. Update from the Water and Division - Ongoing Sanitary Sewer Investigations Have Concluded

    May 27th update: Weston & Sampson has concluded Shrewsbury's 2020 Infiltration Investigations Project for the sanitary sewer system. Read on...
  9. Update from Water and Sewer - Route 20 Sewer Upgrades Scheduled to Begin on May 18, 2020

    J.L. Raymaakers & Sons, Inc., will begin construction on Rte 20 sewer improvements on May 18, 2020. This project includes the installation of new sewer mains on Rte 20 from Lake Street to Worcester as well as a section of Lake Street and Arrowwood Drive. Read on...
  10. Water Use Restrictions

    Water Use Restrictions are in effect May 1, 2020, and will end on September 30, 2020 Read on...
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