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The Sewer Commission
|Brian J. Martin, Chair||2022|
|Frederick H. Perrault||2023|
About the Sewer Commission
The Tyngsborough Sewer Commission provides sewer services to the residents of Tyngsborough.
Sewer Fees, Permits, Applications, and Regulations are some of the things that are handled.
The Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sewer Commission is conducting its meetings remotely utilizing the Zoom platform. Members of the public wishing to participate may do so by using the information below:
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Sewer Commission Meeting Packets
An infrastructure expansion approved at Annual Town Meeting on June 2, 2015, the Phase I West sewer line is now fully functional. Click below to learn more about the project, see updates, view maps and other details.
The Phase 2 Sewer Project was approved at the May 15, 2018 Annual Town Meeting. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2019 and continue through Fall 2020/Winter 2021. Click here to learn more about the project, see updates, view maps and other details.
Senior Sewer Foreman
Serving Tyngsborough since 2004.
Serving Tyngsborough since 1993.
Sewer Skilled Laborer
Serving Tyngsborough since 2019.
- Effective January 15, 2021, the following connection fees apply to new construction only. Residential $9,900 connection fee per house/unit. Commercial $30 per gallon x estimated gallons per day of flow. These rates do not apply to any parcels that fall under a sewer betterment project.
- Please note that discharge of basement sump pumps into the Tyngsborough Sewer System is illegal, which could result in an
increase in sewer user fees. The Sewer Commission has the right to conduct periodic smoke tests and house inspections to identify violators of this policy and assess penalties of up to $5,000 per violation.
- Effective Jan 1, 2013 the Sewer Commission is offering a low interest rate Covenant for the Sewer Connection Fee of $4,950.00, in order to help Tyngsborough residents afford to connect to existing sewer infrastructure. The loan is offered at a 5% interest rate, payable twice yearly, for a period of 20 years.
What Not To Flush
Keeping the Tyngsborough Sewer system flowing continuously 24/7/365 is a priority for the Sewer Commission. We’ve put together a quick online resource for residents to help us make your sewer system run smoother.
What Not to Flush
When you use your toilet, shower, washing machine or dishwasher, waste water leaves your home through pipes that connect to the town sewer system.
A clear drain is a happy drain — please be kind to your toilet and sewer system.
Many materials frequently flushed or poured down the drain can harm the pipes that connect to town sewers as well as the town sewer system. Every property owner connected to the town sewer system can be a potential contributor to sewer problems, and a potential victim of those problems.
Putting the wrong things down the drain can damage the sewer system, cause sewer backups in your home, and sewer releases to the environment. Anyone who uses the town sewer system should be responsible for what they flush or pour down drains.
Don’t Flush This
Basically, the only thing you should ever flush down a toilet is human waste (urine and feces) and toilet paper. Here is a list of some of things to keep out of the toilet.
- disposable diapers
- cotton balls and swabs
- mini or maxi pads
- unused medications (put original containers in a plastic, zip-lock bag and throw the bag in the trash)
- cleaning wipes of any kind
- facial tissue
- bandages and bandage wrappings
Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG)
Grease in sewer pipes causes sewer maintenance problems for property owners and the town. Never pour grease in your sink drain and try to use your garbage disposal less.
Grease is a byproduct of cooking. It comes from meat, lard, oil, shortening, butter, margarine, food scraps, baking goods, sauces and dairy products.
When grease washes down the sink, it sticks to the insides of the pipes that connect your home or business to the town ‘s sewer. It also coats the insides of the town’s sewer pipes.
Eventually, the grease can build up until it completely blocks sewer pipes. That can create difficult and expensive maintenance problems for both the town and private property owners.
Blocked sewer pipes can cause raw sewage to back up into your home or business, or overflow into streets and streams.
Garbage disposals don’t keep grease out of sewer pipes. Products that claim to dissolve grease may dislodge a blockage, but will only cause problems farther on down the line when the grease hardens again.
Town Approved Drainlayer Contractor List
All contractors performing installation of sewer pipe and connections to the public sewer system in the Town of Tyngsborough must be licensed through the Sewer Department. Please contact the Sewer Administrator by phone at 978-649-2300 x134 or by email at [email protected] for an up-to-date list of licensed drainlayers.