Department of Public Works

  1. Notice of Public Hearing

    In accordance with 313 CMR 4.11(2), the Interbasin Transfer Act regulations, The Massachusetts Water Resources Commission (WRC) is required by the Interbasin Transfer Act (MGL Ch 21 Section 8D) to hold two public hearings: Read on...
  2. Eliot Street between Prospect and Chestnut Street - Road Construction

    Construction to start the week of July 9th. Read on for details! Read on...
  3. Hydrant Flushing - Town of Ashland - 2018

    The Town of Ashland will be conducting their annual hydrant flushing program beginning Monday April 30,2018 and will continue until completed. Read on...
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Duties & Responsibilities


The Department of Public Works is responsible for a vast array of Town infrastructure services. Services can include:
  • Maintaining, managing, and protecting Ashland's water supply,
  • Rebuilding roads and sidewalks
  • Managing waste water, trash removal, and recycling
  • Removing snow
  • Processing water/sewer and rubbish billing
Need to contact us after hours for emergencies?
The DPW crew works between the hours of 6:30 AM and 2:30 PM and the DPW Office staff works between 8 AM to 4 PM. If you need to reach personnel for emergencies like a water main break / construction or road related hazards between 4 PM and 8 AM the following day or during holidays, please contact the Police department at 508-881-1212. They can page an on-call personnel for emergency work.

Click here for DPW Services and Associated Fees
Project work at Cherry Street
Project work at Cherry Street