Department of Public Works


CENTRAL STREET HYDRANT REPLACEMENT WORK - Monday Dec 11 & Tues Dec 12, 2017 - 7:00 am - 3.30 pm. One lane alternating traffic, Police detail on site. Only those residents who receive water shut-off notices will lose water service from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on Monday Dec 11, 2017 only. If you experience water discoloration when service returns, please run a cold tap until water runs clear.

Click here for list of current DPW projects.

SCAM ALERT! Many companies claim their plastic bags are compostable. Bags must say "ASTM 6400 certified" to be compostable. Biodegradable is not compostable. An alternative is to use double-bagged paper grocery bags.

New water rates went into effect on July 1, 2017. Information regarding these rates and how to conserve water were mailed to all residents in late June.

Compost site hours have been updated to Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Please note that whether the chain is up or down, residents may access the site only when the OPEN sign is displayed.

Mission Statement

The Public Works Department’s provides and maintains public services necessary for the continued growth and improvement of the quality of life for the citizens of Manchester-by-the-Sea. 

The Department is comprised of the following divisions:

Click here for an overview of the Department of Public Works.

Click here for the current Curbside Collection Schedule.