New utility work conducted on a private way or a state-owned road is subject to review and inspection by the City's Municipal Engineering Program and must comply with
the City of Framingham DPW Construction Standards.
All new connections REQUIRE a set of design plans signed and stamped by a Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineer. Depending on the size of the project, additional documentation may be required. Plans must be submitted to the City's Municipal Engineering Program for review and approval. Plans must comply with City of Framingham Construction Standards.
EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL Activities that are classified as a new connection INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- Submit a set of design plans signed and stamped by a Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineer to the City's Municipal Engineering Program. Depending on the size of the project, additional documentation may be required.
- Pay any applicable water and sewer fee(s) notated in your decision letter. Acceptable forms of payment include, cash, or check made out to the City of Framingham. Fees are paid at the Engineering Program's Office, 100 Western Avenue. The hours of operation Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WATER & SEWER FEES:
The processing time to review new water and/or sewer plans is thirty days. Additional processing time is required to process street and trench opening permits.
For new water and sewer connections, once your submittal has been approved AND you receive an approved Trench Opening Permit and Street Opening Permit (as required), please notify the DPW Inspectors at 508-532-6010 at least 48 hours before starting work.