Sewer Commission

Meetings

  • 1st Regular Meeting
    • 2nd Tuesday of the month
    • DPW Building
  • 2nd Regular Meeting
    • Last Tuesday of the month
    • Town Hall
  • The Commission has been holding its meetings via Zoom. The links to the Zoom meetings are found with the posted agendas for public participation. Then the meeting recordings are found on the Lunenburg Access channel/YouTube.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

Staff

Field Issues

Bill Bernard, DPW Director
Phone: 978-582-4160 ext. 0

Office Issues

Paula Bertram, Business Manager
Phone: 978-582-4160 ext. 8

Camille Farrar, Administrative Assistant to the Business Manager
Phone: 978-582-4160 ext. 8

The Business office is located at the DPW building at 520 Chase Road. 

However, Sewer invoice payments should be sent to PO Box 135, Lunenburg 01462, or brought to the Collector's Office on the first floor of Town Hall at 17 Main Street, Lunenburg.

At the office, we can help you with the following:

  • Billing issues
  • Sewer connections permit
  • Drain layers licenses
  • Grease trap permit information
  • Irrigation/deduct meter information
  • Tie cards/As-Builts
  • Betterment/Privilege Fee Assessments
  • Connection Inspections
  • Trench and Road opening permits (handled by DPW)
  • Sewer Extension requests
  • Lawn Watering and Pool Fill One-time adjustments

The Sewer Commission consists of five members elected for terms of three years each, usually staggered so that the terms of no more than 2 Commissioners expire each year. It is the selfless service of these individuals for which the Commission and the Town are both most grateful.

Overview

The Sewer Commission office is in the DPW Building at 520 Chase Road - the office is open from 7 am to 3 pm. The Commission regularly meets twice a month. The Commission meetings historically were held on the 2nd Tuesday (at the DPW Building) and the last Tuesday (in person at Town Hall) but check each posted agenda to be sure.

The Commission has been holding its meetings via Zoom. The links to the Zoom meetings are found with the posted agendas for public participation. Then the meeting recordings are found on the Lunenburg Access channel/YouTube.

The Sewer Commission is a five-member elected board. The Sewer Commission works in concert with the DPW and DPW Director to plan and implement changes, upgrades, and maintenance. Note: the Town's public water supply is administered by the Lunenburg Water District 978-582-4532 and is a separate entity from the Town. If you need a Betterment Payoff amount or Release of Lien, please Email Tax Collectors' Office or call 978-582-4132.

The Charter

The Sewer Commissioners shall make careful studies of the resources, possibilities, and needs of the Town as they relate to the availability of sanitary sewers and shall make plans for the installation of a system of sanitary sewers and for the maintenance of a sanitary sewer system. The Sewer Commission shall develop a comprehensive or master plan for a town-wide system of sanitary sewers, setting forth, in graphic and textual form, policies to govern the future growth and development of the entire Town. The Board of Sewer Commissioners shall, in conjunction with other land use bodies, assist in developing a long-range strategic plan for guiding town growth and development. The powers and authority of the Sewer Commission shall include oversight of the Sewer Enterprise Fund, setting rates and charges for the use of the sanitary sewer system, ratification responsibility for the Sewer Business Manager, and providing advice to the Board of Selectmen relating to intergovernmental agreements concerning sanitary sewers. The day-to-day operation, care, and maintenance of the sanitary sewers shall be under the supervision of the Town Manager. The Sewer Commission shall make an annual report to the Town Meeting, including a full accounting of the Sewer Enterprise Fund, information regarding the condition of the Town's sewer system and any plans or proposals for its development, and estimates of their cost.

Contact Us

520 Chase Road (Route 13)
Lunenburg, MA 01462
Phone: 978-582-4160
Fax: 978-582-4152