Public Works

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The Public Works Department is responsible for all endeavors relating to planning, designing, operating, maintaining, and managing public ways, park lands, open space, public grounds, town cemeteries, water distribution systems, sewer collection systems, and the collection and disposal of solid waste. The Department also provides engineering support services and motor equipment maintenance services to all town departments. The Department of Public Works is committed to providing, maintaining, and improving Public Services for the economy, growth, and quality of life for the citizens of Reading.

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  1. Road Resurfacing Project Begins 8/8

    Please be advised that beginning on Monday, August 8th, 2022 at 7:00 A.M., weather permitting, EJ Paving Company will begin road resurfacing activities in Town. Read on...
  2. Water Main Flushing Program begins 7/10/2022

    Annual water main flushing begins July 10, 2022. Read on...
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                                 Saturday, October 1, 2022     8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

                                             Wakefield High School  -  60 Farm Street 

                                            Wakefield & Reading Residents Only

                                             Bring Driver's License for Identification

                                                    NO COMMERCIAL WASTE

                                             *LEAVE LATEX PAINT AT HOME*

                               *TV’s/CRT’s will not be collected at this event*

                                         FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL

                                WAKEFIELD PUBLIC WORKS (781) 246-6301 x4120

                                      READING PUBLIC WORKS (781) 942-9077

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