The Town of Billerica is located 20 miles northwest of Boston and borders Lowell to the south. Incorporated in 1655, the town remained predominately agricultural until the mid-nineteenth century when a major mill complex was sited on the Concord River in North Billerica.
Currently Billerica has close to 40,000 residents. The town is within minutes of Routes 3 and 495. The town has bus and train service provided by the Lowell Regional Transit Authority and the MBTA at North Billerica. The remnants of the historic Middlesex Canal, an outmoded mode of transport, traverse the town north to south.
Two rivers pass through town. The Concord River is a major regional water feature while the Shawsheen River rambles through the southerly part of town.
Water Use Restrictions
The Department of Public Works Water Division has placed several restrictions on outdoor water use through the summer. Please read the 2013 Limits On Nonessential Outdoor Water Use notice for all the details and feel free to contact the Water Division at 978-671-0957 if you have any questions or concerns.
2013 Spring Town Meeting
Public Safety Memorial
The Town and the Board of Selectmen are initiating a project to honor those in Public Safety who have lost their lives in the line of duty. For more information on the project and to see how you can help, please visit their website.