Department of Public Works
September/October 2022 Updates
School Street Water Main replacement Monday June 13th N Granese and Sons will be starting the water main work on School Street. Work will begin at the Central Street end and work towards Vine ending around the Essex County club. Crews will be working between 7am-4pm Monday through Friday with potential additional hours or days with prior approval. Temporary bypass will be on both sides of the street and hose connections to the houses. Police details will be onsite and detours may be used at times. August 30 Construction Update
HYDRANT FLUSHING NOTICE The Manchester Water Department will begin to flush the Town’s fire hydrants on Monday October 3rd . Flushing will occur on Monday - Wednesday evenings after 7pm. Flushing will begin on upper Pine Street and the side streets off Pine Street, then Bridge Street and West Manchester. During the flushing process, the water can become discolored and residents may wish to avoid washing clothes during this time. If discoloration appears in the water at your faucet run the water for a few minutes and it should clear.
We thank you for your co-operation and patience.
Trash Delay: There will be a one day collection delay for trash recycling and compost the week of October 10th due to the Columbus Day holiday.
Reminder: Please call or email JRM at 1-800-323-4285 or firstname.lastname@example.org to report missed trash/recycling pickups. Please call Black Earth at 978-290-4610 to report missed composting pickups.
Yard Cleanup: The Compost Site is open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm. Learn what you can bring here.
The Public Works Department’s provides and maintains public services necessary for the continued growth and improvement of the quality of life for the citizens of Manchester-by-the-Sea.
The Department is comprised of the following divisions:
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Power Outages and Downed Wires
For power outage updates or to report downed trees in wires, please call National Grid directly: 1-800-322-3223 or on your mobile device at: www.ngrid.com/mobile or text: STORM to 64743 or online at www.nationalgridus.com/outagecentral Please note, this link is only active during storms.