PLEASANT STREET-AREA DRAIN PROJECT
Paul E. Jalbert
100 Tower Way, Building #11
Marblehead, MA 01945
P.O. Box 1108
24 hour Emergency Service
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
7:45 AM - 12:15 PM
The Marblehead Drain Department has begun a long-term Drain Project in the area of Pleasant Street and Atlantic Avenue. The work will require parking restrictions and changes to traffic flow. Progress updates and other information will be provided thru the Local Announcements link found on the Homepage of this website. It is important to note that all area businesses will remain open during construction and every attempt will be made to make sure that businesses are fully accessible. Please click here to view a Power Point presentation of the Drain Project
Residents are requested to keep the storm drains near their home clear of leaves and other debris to prevent street flooding during periods of heavy rain, Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
How the Drainage System Works
The storm drain system moves surface water (which originates from rain or snow) in the streets through large grates (catch basins) at street level. Water moves through underground pipe systems, emptying into the ocean at numerous points in Town. These points include Preston Beach, Grace Oliver Beach and Stramski Beach plus 90 other sites.
Drain construction and maintenance is funded through the town and not with water or sewer rate receipts which, by law, can only be used to fund water and sewer activities and construction.
Health and Safety
Because this water drains into the ocean without treatment, residents should not throw dog droppings, used oil from cars or other polluting sources into the drains found in streets. Disposal of such materials is subject to substantial fines.
Moreover, because of the unknown composition of the effluent, children should not be allowed to play around these huge pipes found on the beaches. The effluent is periodically checked at the major drainage outflow pipes.
Drain Application/Sump Pump Permit
Request for Sump Pump service that allows sump pump to drain into storm drain. Fill out application at office. Notary required. Requires identification.
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