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.

Reminder: If you pre-ordered a rain barrel, they will be arriving today and ready for pick-up. In an effort to stagger p...
06/17/2020

Reminder: If you pre-ordered a rain barrel, they will be arriving today and ready for pick-up. In an effort to stagger pickups, we are asking residents to arrive between 4pm and 5pm if their last name begins with A-L. Last names beginning with M-Z are asked to pick-up between 5pm and 6pm, if possible.

Due to COVID 19, strict procedures are being enforced for the rain barrel distribution. Please read carefully and adhere to the following:

~ Before you arrive, prepare your vehicle by removing all car seats and large items from your vehicle; where possible, leave passengers at home. One barrel slides into the back seat of most 4 door sedans, two barrels fit in the back of most SUVs and wagons.

~ When you arrive at the DPW Administration Building, all items will be in the parking lot. Barrels and any corresponding accessories will be clearly labeled with the last name of the purchaser and arranged in alphabetical order. You must know what name the order was placed under; it is often helpful to bring your receipt along. If someone is picking up for you, please be sure they know this information.

~ Once you have located your item(s), you may load them into your vehicle.

~ An attendant will be on site during the distribution; if you require assistance loading, please remain in your vehicle and the attendant will assist you.

~ Masks must be worn.

~ Pick-up is today, Wednesday, June 17th between 4:00pm and 6:00pm at the DPW Administration Building, 257 Fisher Street Franklin, MA

06/16/2020

Due to waterline replacement activities on Lincoln Street, there will be a planned water shutdown on Friday (June 19th) from 8am - 3 pm for the Bridle Path neighborhood (Bridle Path, Steeplechase Rd, Phaeton Ln and Surrey Way). Thank you in advance for your patience while we improve our water system!

Stormwater Inspections - Over the next few weeks, consultants from Wood Massachusetts, Inc. will be locating and inspect...
06/12/2020

Stormwater Inspections - Over the next few weeks, consultants from Wood Massachusetts, Inc. will be locating and inspecting drainage pipes, specifically outfalls. This work is being done to comply with our Federal Stormwater Permit (MS4).

If you have questions about the work they are performing, please feel free to call the DPW at 508-520-4910.

Reminder to place your order before this Wednesday, June 10 by midnight!The Great American Rain Barrel Company is offeri...
06/08/2020
About community programs - The Great American Rain Barrel

Reminder to place your order before this Wednesday, June 10 by midnight!

The Great American Rain Barrel Company is offering Franklin 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 (rebates are limited to two per household)! Order before midnight, Wednesday, June 10 and pick up at the DPW Admin Office (257 Fisher St, Franklin) on Wednesday, June 17, from 4-6 PM.

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

How to apply for a water conservation rebate: https://www.franklinma.gov/public-works/news/water-conservation-rebates-now-available?fbclid=IwAR3Qv08JM0U-d7LYQ-jxlsyqyJIZAaDlhWjgK-taD-bIeDJZi7oMmei9M8Q

Community programs are easy to run and are designed to...

Franklin residents, reminder to place your order before midnight, June 10.The Great American Rain Barrel Company is offe...
05/27/2020
About community programs - The Great American Rain Barrel

Franklin residents, reminder to place your order before midnight, June 10.

The Great American Rain Barrel Company is offering Franklin 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 (rebates are limited to two per household)! Order before midnight, Wednesday, June 10 and pick up at the DPW Admin Office (257 Fisher St, Franklin) on Wednesday, June 17, from 4-6 PM.

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

How to apply for a 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...

One day delay THIS WEEK (May 25-29) for curbside trash and recycling!
05/24/2020

One day delay THIS WEEK (May 25-29) for curbside trash and recycling!

The 2019 Drinking Water Quality Report is now available on the website, and will be in your mailboxes in the next couple...
05/20/2020

The 2019 Drinking Water Quality Report is now available on the website, and will be in your mailboxes in the next couple of weeks. To view now, visit:https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/2019_ccr_web.pdf

Busy times at recycling center!  Glad we could open it for all recycling!  Remember you have to pre-pay before hand!
05/19/2020

Busy times at recycling center! Glad we could open it for all recycling! Remember you have to pre-pay before hand!

05/12/2020
Reminder: Pick Up Is THIS WEEK!
05/12/2020

Reminder: Pick Up Is THIS WEEK!

Yard waste pick-up is NEXT WEEK!

05/10/2020

Discolored water alert! A car took out a hydrant on Grove Street this evening. It managed to break the hydrant off below the breakaway (where it’s designed to break) so caused a water main break. Residents on/near Washington Street, King Street and Grove Street may experience discolored water.

For more info on discolored water: https://www.franklinma.gov/water-sewer-division/pages/discolored-water

Yard waste pick-up is NEXT WEEK!
05/05/2020

Yard waste pick-up is NEXT WEEK!

05/05/2020
Franklin residents, it's not too late to order a rain barrel! Deadline has been extended.The Great American Rain Barrel ...
04/29/2020
About community programs - The Great American Rain Barrel

Franklin residents, it's not too late to order a rain barrel! Deadline has been extended.

The Great American Rain Barrel Company is offering Franklin 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 (rebates are limited to two per household)! Order before midnight, Wednesday, June 10 and pick up at the DPW Admin Office (257 Fisher St, Franklin) on Wednesday, June 17, from 4-6 PM.

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

How to apply for a water conservation rebate: https://www.franklinma.gov/public-works/news/water-conservation-rebates-now-available?fbclid=IwAR11aIrNN_av3owNFz_zVQfb31X-mahnB1sZQcChbl50dEmR1gTKx1FWBJc

Community programs are easy to run and are designed to...

04/26/2020
Franklin Recreation Department
04/24/2020

Franklin Recreation Department

We’re all set up at the @FranklinRec dept, 275 Beaver Street. Pick up your bags, gloves, water bottles, and Rose of Sharon mini trees. We have limited tee shirts available too. 10-4pm today and Saturday. #earthdayeveryday #EarthDay2020

Good news Franklin residents!
04/23/2020

Good news Franklin residents!

04/23/2020
Town of Franklin MA
04/21/2020

Town of Franklin MA

The Franklin Recreation Department and the Franklin Department of Public Works have organized a town clean up to celebrate Earth Day 2020! Find out details on how to participate here:
https://franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/earth_day_flyer_final.pdf
#earthday #50thanniversary #cleanup #ourplanet #ourtown

04/19/2020
Hey we are open!  Crews were up all night treating the roads to make sure they were safe for travel this AM.  So come on...
04/18/2020

Hey we are open! Crews were up all night treating the roads to make sure they were safe for travel this AM. So come on down and get rid of that yard waste and brush like these hardy residents have done this morning. Over 40 people have come used the Recycling Center (only taking brush and yard waste) already. Remember practice "Social Distancing" like we are and say "Hi" to Keven!

04/17/2020
Franklin residents, please note new order deadline and pick-up dates.The Great American Rain Barrel Company is offering ...
04/14/2020
About community programs - The Great American Rain Barrel

Franklin residents, please note new order deadline and pick-up dates.

The Great American Rain Barrel Company is offering Franklin 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 (rebates are limited to two per household)! Order before midnight, Wednesday, June 10 and pick up at the DPW Admin Office (257 Fisher St, Franklin) on Wednesday, June 17, from 4-6 PM.

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

How to apply for a 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...

Take control of how you receive Reverse 911 calls!!  Even if you've received calls from the Town in the past, if you hav...
04/14/2020

Take control of how you receive Reverse 911 calls!! Even if you've received calls from the Town in the past, if you haven't signed yourself up, you may be missing out! By signing up, you can control which phone numbers and emails you would like us to use, and you'll ensure that you don't miss out on calls for localized issues like water main breaks or road work. Sign up today!

Happening now, water main break (service saddle blew off) has been repaired on Darthmouth road.  Fixed in less then two...
04/12/2020

Happening now, water main break (service saddle blew off) has been repaired on Darthmouth road. Fixed in less then two hours! Gettin it done! Might be some dis-colored water on area.... check out DPW website for best ways to clear it up. Happy Easter!

04/10/2020
04/07/2020
In order to meet the needs of our residents and still follow the Governor’s directive, as well as provide the appropriat...
03/31/2020

In order to meet the needs of our residents and still follow the Governor’s directive, as well as provide the appropriate level of safety to our residents and public works employees, we are going to re-open the Beaver Street Recycling Center with the following guidelines.

• The Recycling Center opens for the drop-off of yard waste and brush only.
• No other recycling products will be accepted.
• The Center will be open as scheduled presently, Friday & Saturday 8-3 and Sunday 9-1.
• The Recycling Center will be staffed with only one worker just to check that folks have a Recycling Center Sticker and are only dropping off yard waste or brush.
• The Employees will practice established personal space guidelines and “Social Distancing” and will not assist residents in any way with the unloading of their vehicles.
• Only five vehicles will be allowed in the Recycling Center at one time.
• There will be no credit card or check transactions.
• If a resident needs a recycling sticker, they will need to contact and arrange to get one from the Public Works Administration Office (508 520-4910) prior to going to the Recycling Center.

03/30/2020

Due to emergency water line repairs on Raymond St, residents of Raymond St, Edward St and the Panther Way area, may experience discolored water. We expect water back online to those affected shortly. If you continue to experience discolored water tomorrow, please feel free to leave a message with the DPW at 508-520-4910. Messages are being checked frequently throughout the day. Thank you for your patience while we work to repair our water system!

Please avoid this area of Route 140 next Monday & Tuesday if possible
03/26/2020

Please avoid this area of Route 140 next Monday & Tuesday if possible

03/25/2020
03/25/2020

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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