W/S Billing Clerk, Secretary
Water Meter Technician
The Water and Sewer Division provides for the maintenance and repair to water and sewer infrastructure throughout the City of Medford.
The Water and Sewer system consists of approximately 120 miles of water line and approximately 120 miles of sewer pipe. The infrastructure also consists of nearly 1,400 hydrants, 15,000 water meters, approximately 10,000 water gate valves and a water pumping station located on Doonan Street.
Medford’s water is regulated under the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) and its source of water is from the Quabbin Reservoir.
The Water and Sewer Division's routine responsibilities include the maintenance of all of water lines and lateral service lines from the main line to curb boxes, fire hydrant replacement, replacement of water gate valves, water quality control, meter replacement programs, relining projects, and domestic water main tap installations. The Flushing Program takes place twice a year, once in the springs and again in the fall. The City also runs a annual Leak Detection program.
Medford is also members of the Dig Safe program. The Superintendent is involved in the inspection of work being done by contractors and homeowners to ensure proper construction techniques are being used.
Medford has 9 meters that service the high and low areas of the water system in the City.