Franklin Department of Public Works

Franklin Department of Public Works The Franklin DPW serves the Town of Franklin Massachusetts, maintaining roads, water, sewer, drainage and GIS systems, and much more!
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Mission: The Department of Public Works mission is to support and enhance the quality of life for the Town of Franklin’s residents, businesses and visitors by providing well planned, environmentally sensitive, cost effective infrastructure and services to promote public health, personal safety, transportation, and economic growth.

05/14/2019
Time to get raking!  Yard waste pick up NEXT WEEK!
05/08/2019

Time to get raking! Yard waste pick up NEXT WEEK!

Franklin is once again partnering with The Great American Rain Barrel Company to offer residents discounted barrels for ...
05/06/2019
About community programs - The Great American Rain Barrel

Franklin is once again partnering with The Great American Rain Barrel Company to offer residents discounted barrels for just $69. Residents may then apply for a $50 water conservation rebate from the DPW for a total cost of only $19!! Order by Wednesday, September 11 and pick up at the DPW Admin Office on Wednesday, September 18 from 4-6 PM.

Click here for more information or to order: https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community/…

How to apply for a DPW Water Conservation Rebate: https://www.franklinma.gov/public-works/news/water-conservation-rebates-now-available

Community programs are easy to run and are designed to

Hey! Sorry for the detour, but we love paving roads! Have a great DPW day.
04/24/2019

Hey! Sorry for the detour, but we love paving roads! Have a great DPW day.

04/23/2019
As the weather warms up, the irrigation systems are fired up!  As much as half of the water you use outdoors is wasted b...
04/17/2019

As the weather warms up, the irrigation systems are fired up! As much as half of the water you use outdoors is wasted by inefficient irrigation systems. Please take the time to give your system a spruce-up this spring! http://bit.ly/2n4wttj

04/10/2019
Lane closures, traffic pattern shifts and reduced speeds are common in work zones. Make sure to slow down when entering ...
04/10/2019

Lane closures, traffic pattern shifts and reduced speeds are common in work zones. Make sure to slow down when entering a work zone and keep an eye out for road workers.

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 8-12. With many construction projects beginning around Town, please keep some...
04/08/2019

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 8-12. With many construction projects beginning around Town, please keep some important safety tips in mind.

Stormwater pollution often begins at construction sites, but it doesn’t have to. Visit www.thinkbluemassachusetts.org ...
04/08/2019

Stormwater pollution often begins at construction sites, but it doesn’t have to. Visit www.thinkbluemassachusetts.org to learn more. #thinkblue

Hydrant flushing begins Monday, April 8. Click below for more information.
04/05/2019
Hydrant Flushing | Town of Franklin MA

Hydrant flushing begins Monday, April 8. Click below for more information.

The Franklin Department of Public Works, Water Division will begin its hydrant flushing program on Monday, April 8, 2019. This program is conducted annually to improve Franklin’s water quality and fire flows.

Great community service opportunity for high school students!
04/03/2019

Great community service opportunity for high school students!

Today at midnight is the deadline to order your rain barrel!!  Franklin is once again partnering with The Great American...
04/03/2019
About community programs - The Great American Rain Barrel

Today at midnight is the deadline to order your rain barrel!! Franklin is once again partnering with The Great American Rain Barrel Company to offer residents discounted barrels for just $79. Residents may then apply for a $50 water conservation rebate from the DPW for a total cost of only $29!!

Click here for more information or to order: https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community/?fbclid=IwAR3WA-oy4mNdNOH6d5exIILuYFIcbDJRRAeXhxaMILm1qoHXg1VG5ww-ntI

How to apply for a DPW Water Conservation Rebate: https://www.franklinma.gov/public-works/news/water-conservation-rebates-now-available

Community programs are easy to run and are designed to

Yard Waste Pick Up Week is coming up in May!  Until then, please don't put yard waste in your trash or recycling bins.  ...
03/29/2019

Yard Waste Pick Up Week is coming up in May! Until then, please don't put yard waste in your trash or recycling bins. If you need it out of your yard before May, bring it down to the Beaver Street Recycling Center! (A pass is required). For more information on the dos and don'ts of trash and recycling, please see our flyer: https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/franklin_2018_2019.pdf

Don't forget to order your rain barrel!  Franklin is once again partnering with The Great American Rain Barrel Company t...
03/26/2019
About community programs - The Great American Rain Barrel

Don't forget to order your rain barrel! Franklin is once again partnering with The Great American Rain Barrel Company to offer residents discounted barrels for just $79. Residents may then apply for a $50 water conservation rebate from the DPW for a total cost of only $29!!

Click here for more information or to order: https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community/?fbclid=IwAR3WA-oy4mNdNOH6d5exIILuYFIcbDJRRAeXhxaMILm1qoHXg1VG5ww-ntI

How to apply for a DPW Water Conservation Rebate: https://www.franklinma.gov/public-works/news/water-conservation-rebates-now-available

Community programs are easy to run and are designed to

Spotted at the Municipal Building, tulips 🌷!  Hopefully No more snow!!!
03/25/2019

Spotted at the Municipal Building, tulips 🌷! Hopefully No more snow!!!

The DPW will begin street sweeping operations the week of March 25th; sweeping will start downtown and will be followed ...
03/21/2019

The DPW will begin street sweeping operations the week of March 25th; sweeping will start downtown and will be followed by primary roadways. Secondary roadways and subdivisions will be swept based upon the order for the 2019 street sweeping zones (see map).

Street sweeping is expected to take up to three months and is weather dependent. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works.

Do your “doody” for clean water! You hate stepping in it and fish hate swimming in it. Visit www.thinkbluemassachuse...
03/20/2019

Do your “doody” for clean water! You hate stepping in it and fish hate swimming in it. Visit www.thinkbluemassachusetts.org to learn more. #thinkblue

A heads up for downtown residents and commuters to the train - expect delays on Dean Ave and Hillside Rd starting next w...
03/19/2019

A heads up for downtown residents and commuters to the train - expect delays on Dean Ave and Hillside Rd starting next week.

Don't forget to order your rain barrel!  Franklin is once again partnering with The Great American Rain Barrel Company t...
03/19/2019
About community programs - The Great American Rain Barrel

Don't forget to order your rain barrel! Franklin is once again partnering with The Great American Rain Barrel Company to offer residents discounted barrels for just $79. Residents may then apply for a $50 water conservation rebate from the DPW for a total cost of only $29!!

Click here for more information or to order: https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community/?fbclid=IwAR3WA-oy4mNdNOH6d5exIILuYFIcbDJRRAeXhxaMILm1qoHXg1VG5ww-ntI

How to apply for a DPW Water Conservation Rebate: https://www.franklinma.gov/public-works/news/water-conservation-rebates-now-available

Community programs are easy to run and are designed to

03/12/2019
About community programs - The Great American Rain Barrel

Don't forget to order your rain barrel! Franklin is once again partnering with The Great American Rain Barrel Company to offer residents discounted barrels for just $79. Residents may then apply for a $50 water conservation rebate from the DPW for a total cost of only $29!!

Click here for more information or to order: https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community/?fbclid=IwAR3WA-oy4mNdNOH6d5exIILuYFIcbDJRRAeXhxaMILm1qoHXg1VG5ww-ntI

How to apply for a DPW Water Conservation Rebate: https://www.franklinma.gov/public-works/news/water-conservation-rebates-now-available

Community programs are easy to run and are designed to

03/07/2019
"Fowl" Water

Spring is coming! With warmer temperatures, comes snow melt and rain, which means stormwater! It's never too late to start thinking about stormwater and how to prevent pollution.

Check out the video below from Think Blue Massachusetts to learn more!

https://youtu.be/2GiV7CTVSHM
https://www.thinkbluemassachusetts.org/

Think Blue Massachusetts is a statewide educational campaign to help residents and businesses do their part to reduce polluted runoff and keep our state’s la...

We've had a question on our sidewalk plowing operations, so we wanted to share the sidewalk plow map below.  The areas w...
03/06/2019

We've had a question on our sidewalk plowing operations, so we wanted to share the sidewalk plow map below. The areas with black dashes are the high priority areas. Priority areas near schools are the top priority. The areas that we plow and the priorities have been agreed upon by the School Department, Police Department and DPW.

Depending on the amount of snow, and if we can use the plows or need the snow blower attachments (which are really slow), it takes us 4-5 days to complete all of the areas shown on this map. Even priority areas may take 2 days after the storm.

If you ignore the Towns Snow Parking Ban, we have to do our best to clear the road around your car.  Please do not call ...
03/04/2019

If you ignore the Towns Snow Parking Ban, we have to do our best to clear the road around your car. Please do not call us to shovel you out?!?

UPDATE!!  TRASH IS DELAYED AND IT IS MARCH 4 NOT FEBRUARY 4!!   Please forgive our Director, it's been a long night!!
03/04/2019

UPDATE!! TRASH IS DELAYED AND IT IS MARCH 4 NOT FEBRUARY 4!! Please forgive our Director, it's been a long night!!

03/03/2019

A major water main break in the Franklin Industrial Park (Constitution Blvd) may be causing dirty water in the area this morning. We will be flushing the area today to try to clear things up. Thank you for your patience while we get the system back to normal!

Recycling Center Closed Tomorrow!
03/01/2019

Recycling Center Closed Tomorrow!

DPW was lucky enough to get a visit from Ben today!  He’s cheering us up before more snowflakes fly this weekend! 🐶...
03/01/2019

DPW was lucky enough to get a visit from Ben today! He’s cheering us up before more snowflakes fly this weekend! 🐶 ❄️ 😊 with Franklin Police Department

While it feels like winter, start preparing for Spring!  Franklin is once again partnering with The Great American Rain ...
02/25/2019
About community programs - The Great American Rain Barrel

While it feels like winter, start preparing for Spring! Franklin is once again partnering with The Great American Rain Barrel Company to offer residents discounted barrels for just $79. Residents may then apply for a $50 water conservation rebate from the DPW for a total cost of only $29!! Order by April 3rd and pick up at the DPW Admin Office on April 10th.

Click here for more information or to order: https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community/?fbclid=IwAR3WA-oy4mNdNOH6d5exIILuYFIcbDJRRAeXhxaMILm1qoHXg1VG5ww-ntI

How to apply for a DPW Water Conservation Rebate: https://www.franklinma.gov/public-works/news/water-conservation-rebates-now-available

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02/20/2019

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UPDATE:  WATER IS BACK ON!  WATER MAIN BREAK ON PINE STREET  Water will be shut off on Pine Street from Pond Street to B...
02/14/2019

UPDATE: WATER IS BACK ON!

WATER MAIN BREAK ON PINE STREET Water will be shut off on Pine Street from Pond Street to Beech Street and Mary Ann Drive for the next several hours while we repair the break.

Also, Pine Street is closed between Beech St and Pond St (working at Mary Ann Dr). Please seek alternate route.

Crews are out working hard to clear as many catch basins as possible before the rain arrives!  If you're curious if you ...
01/23/2019
Snow Operations

Crews are out working hard to clear as many catch basins as possible before the rain arrives! If you're curious if you have a catch basin nearby, check out the web map below to find it! Simply enter you address to zoom to your neighborhood.

http://townoffranklin.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=338afb647d7d4c9fbba717b6c602d381

You can also check out the DPW's latest presentation of our snow procedures here: https://www.franklinma.gov/public-works/pages/town-council-presentations

Web mapping application shows various snow operations data sets, including snow plow route, sanding route and sidewalk plowing.

Why is my icy road green?  Due to the extreme cold we are using a special treated salt!.  Normal salt will only melt ice...
01/21/2019

Why is my icy road green? Due to the extreme cold we are using a special treated salt!. Normal salt will only melt ice effectively to around 21 degrees. This green salt, is basically sodium chloride (salt) coated with magnesium. It allows the salt to react with ice down to around zero degrees! If you have not noticed, it has been zero, so it is still slow to react. Even with the this salt, your best defense driving is to slow down!

Franklin Fire Department
01/19/2019
Franklin Fire Department

Franklin Fire Department

Please prepare for the incoming storm and the possibility of power outages. A parking ban will start at 10pm today (Saturday). The town transfer station will be closed tomorrow (Sunday). Follow our website for more information and updates:
https://tinyurl.com/y7tp37wq

Snow = Parking Ban and Recycling Center Closure
01/19/2019

Snow = Parking Ban and Recycling Center Closure

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01/18/2019

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01/17/2019

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Don't forget to get your Christmas Tree out to the curb this week!
01/13/2019

Don't forget to get your Christmas Tree out to the curb this week!

Address

257 Fisher St
Franklin, MA
02038

General information

The Franklin Department of Public Works (DPW) provides a wide range of services to the residents of Franklin. The six departments (Administration, Engineering, Highway & Grounds, Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste & Recycling) provide services including constructing and maintaining roadways, water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure.  The DPW reviews the design and construction of public/private development, conducts trash removal and recycling services, and develops and maintains all town owned open space, parks and recreation areas. The Franklin DPW is dedicated to efficiently and effectively maintaining and preserving the infrastructure of the Town in the most cost effective and environmentally conscious way. The department provides excellent customer service and high quality utility services in an effort to preserve the public safety and maintain a high quality of life for all town residents. 

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(508) 520-4910

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