Water Department

2017 Utility of the year Award

Utility of the Year Award

We are the proud recipient of the 2017 Utility of the Year Award in the large utility category (systems serving over 50,000 people) from the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA), the region’s largest and oldest not-for-profit organization of water works professionals.

Water is Life

Framingham Public Works recently made a documentary about the 50+ mile journey our water travels to reach us, the critical importance of maintenance and improvements to our infrastructure and the 27+ mile journey our wastewater travels to be treated and delivered back into the earths water cycle.

Responsibilities

  • Distribution of a public potable water supply through a complex system of pumps, pipes, valves, and reservoirs
  • Provision of fire suppression service to the 17,000 residential and commercial accounts
  • Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) Annual Drinking Water Report
  • 250 miles of pipe
  • 17,000 service connections
  • 2,000 hydrants
  • 4,800 gate valves
  • 22,000 meters
  • Four pumping stations
  • Two booster stations
  • Six above ground water tanks (storage capacity -nearly 9 million gallons)

Framingham Water System Analysis

Recently, Blake Lukis, Framingham Water and Wastewater Department Director, Ashley Dunn, Framingham Water and Wastewater Senior Engineer and City of Framingham Consultant Robert Mackie of BETA, presented a paper on Framingham's Water Distribution System and it was published in the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) Journal this month.

The paper was reprinted with permission of the Journal of New England Water Works Association, V129 Number 3, September, 2015.

Framingham Water Distribution System Analysis