Services

The Department of Public Works provides many services to the residents of Billerica and is directly responsible for them as well. Please view the services offered by the department's divisions below and follow the links for further information.

Cemeteries & Grounds Maintenance
The Department of Public Works Cemetery, Parks, and Trees Division manages the efforts related to grave-site preparation and other burial services, and grounds maintenance at the town's six cemeteries: Fox Hill, North, South, Jacob Hill, Old North, and the Rogers Family Tomb. Various other public areas of town are maintained by this division.
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Roadway Maintenance
The Department of Public Works Highway Division manages the efforts related to repairs, maintenance, and sweeping of streets and sidewalks in order to ensure that all public rights-of-way are safe and accessible at all times.

Snow & Ice
The Department of Public Works Highway Division manages the efforts related to keeping our community safe and accessible during winter weather events. For detailed information regarding this program, see our General Plan of Snow Removal Operations.

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The Department of Public Works Administration Office coordinates the efforts related to the town's Residential Trash and Recycling program. For detailed information regarding this program, see our Trash and Recycling Collection page.

Wastewater Treatment
The Department of Public Works Wastewater Division manages the town's municipal wastewater program, which includes the Wastewater Treatment Plant and sanitary sewer collection system. Waste travels from your home's plumbing system through the sewer service to the municipal sewer main. Waste then travels through the municipal sewer lines to a wastewater treatment facility where the waste is properly managed.

Water Treatment
The Department of Public Works Water Division manages the town's municipal water program, which includes the Water Treatment Plant and water distribution system. Water is taken from the Concord River and is then pumped to the water treatment facility, where the water is properly treated and impurities are removed. Water is then stored in the town's two elevated tanks for distribution to the water service lines and homes.