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Wind Storm October 2021

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Septic Maintenance: PUMP IT!

Did you know you should have your septic tank pumped every 3-5 years? For more information on how to care for your septic system go to 

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Leaf Litter: DON’T BLOW IT!

Don’t blow, sweep or dump grass clippings and yard waste into streets or storm drains. Leaves in storm drains create blockages which can cause flooding. Storm drains also go directly into our water bodies without any filtration. Fall leaves contain lots of natural fertilizer which can pollute our rivers and streams. So mulch, compost, or use other proper disposal methods sanctioned by your town, just DON’T BLOW IT! For more tips on how to be WaterSmart, go to  

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Message from the Director

Mission Statement 250The Town of Norwell has always been a great place to live, and it's important that we all do our part to make it better every day. The good people at Tree and Grounds, Highways, Cemeteries and Engineering are dedicated to the safety, convenience and positive experience in the Norwell quality of life. 

Each division has its own mission, including upgrades of infrastructure which may not be visible day to day. In dealing with mother nature, we continue to resolve emergencies, but also do our best to anticipate and prevent damage to roads, parks, playing fields and public ways from storms and flooding before they occur, simultaneously designing and implementing sustainable, longer-term programs to reduce future costs and effectively remain under budget. 

We hope that you find this website informative and helpful, and encourage your participation by using our Request Forms to report your observations as they occur. Our attentive staff and expert crews appreciate your involvement with our wonderful community as we do our best each and every day. 

Glenn Ferguson, Director