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Posted on: July 28, 2015

[ARCHIVED] East Billerica Sewer Extension: Sewer Availability

Sewer is available for connection by homeowners in accordance with the following schedule by street:

July 17, 2015 - Gray Street (bridge to Tewksbury T.L.), Patten Road, Senna Terrace, West Running Brook Road

September 1, 2015 - Andover Road, Belmont Road, Captain Gookin Avenue, Carley Way, Demolay Court, Emerson Road, Georgiana Road, Governor Carver Road, Governor Fuller Road, Governor Peabody Road, Gray Street (Salem Road to bridge), Harvard Road, Jamieson Way, Kara Lane, Ketchen Avenue, Ross Road, Salem Road, Stafford Lane, Staples Street, Strawberry Lane, Tow Path Drive

House service connections must be made by an approved, licensed, and bonded contractor. A list of approved contractors is available here. Sewer Permits for house service connections may be obtained by an approved contractor for a fee of seventy-five ($75.00) dollars due by check payable to the Town of Billerica at the time of permit application.

Per local by-law, Article VIII Section 2, homeowners have one (1) year from the date of availability to connect to Town sewer.

All building sanitary sewer lines shall discharge to the proposed sewer service connection. All septic systems shall be abandoned following connection to the municipal sanitary sewer system. Any further use of the septic system is prohibited (i.e. no separate septic systems serving kitchens and laundries) pursuant to the State Environmental Code, Title 5. Connection of a source of stormwater to the sanitary sewer is considered an illicit connection and is not allowed (types of illicit connections include sump pumps, roof drains, or foundation drains).

Effective immediately, we will no longer give out stub locations at the Wastewater Plant or at the Engineering Office unless you are obtaining a sewer permit for a new connection or are doing repair work on an existing connection. For estimating purposes, this document can be used for your sewer depth and orientation of the stub for every address currently released for Sewer Contract 34B.

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