Dedham Officials to Review New Program to Address Sewer Rates

The Private Building Inspection Program is meant to address the town's water rate system.

Credit: www.dedham-ma.gov
Credit: www.dedham-ma.gov

The Dedham Engineering Department this month will host an informational meeting for residential and commercial property owners connected to the town's sewer system to discuss the town's sewer treatment process and sewer rates.

At the meeting, officials will discuss the town's current sewer rehabilitation program that began in 2007, which consists primarily of "cured-in-place lining," has reduced the amount of clean water that enters the town's sewer system to maintain a sewer rate that hasn't increased since 2008, according to officials

In an effort to keep residential and commercial sewer rates stable, officials are looking to continue to remove clean water from the sewer system and an upcoming Private Building Inspection program is expected to address the matter, officials announced. 

At the upcoming informational meeting, officials will provide an overview of the new program, a presentation for which was made to the Dedham Board of Selectmen in late March and can be found here

The proposed timeline for the program is as follows:

  • June-September 2014: Schedule and inspect about 50 percent of the town's buildings. 
  • June-September 2015: Schedule and inspect remaining 50 percent of the town's buildings.
  • Fall & Winter 2015/2016: Compile and review data
  • Beginning of 2016: Presentation of data to Dedham Board of Selectmen. 

The informational meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14 at the Dedham Middle School Auditorium, 70 Whiting Ave. in Dedham. Below is the full agenda for the meeting:

6:45-7 p.m. Assemble in Dedham Middle School auditorium. 

7-7:20 p.m. Presentation from Director of Engineering Jason L. Mammone, P.E., who will discuss past projects, most recent projects and an upcoming Private Building Inspection program. 

7:20-7:30 p.m. Presentation from Patrick Cotton of Weston & Sampson, discussing mechanics of the Private Building Inspection program. 

7:30 p.m. Questions, comments and concerns. 


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