The city of Salem said snowmelt followed by rain and excessive groundwater caused an overflow on Thursday. Over 46,000 spilled into three local waterways.
Tag: public works
The city of Salem said a blocked sewer line caused a spill of about 1,350 gallons of sewage Thursday.
The new 50,000 square foot building brings Public Works staff out of a 1950s-era building and into an earthquake-safe space.
The city of Salem said a buildup of rags and grease in the sewer line led to a spill of about 12,000 gallons of sewage Monday.
If you call the city of Salem with a question, there’s a good chance Veronica Rodriquez might pick up. Salem Reporter spent an hour with her at the city’s new customer service center, which now fields citywide requests from public works to police reports.
Upcoming projects planned for the coming year include improvements at Geer Community Park, added pedestrian safety and a community microgrid.
After 28 years working for the city of Salem, Peter Fernandez is learning to enjoy the streets, parks and infrastructure he helped develop from a layman’s perspective.
Salem crews on Thursday began repairing the street surface, which the city said was in poor condition for drivers following the recent ice storm and rain.
Salem’s Director of Public Works, Peter Fernandez, announced Monday that he is retiring effective Jan. 6 after 28 years working for the city of Salem.
“I have a big nose, so I think I was put on this earth to filter the air and find smells for folks,” says Bill Fear. The longtime city employee was recently recognized for helping a homeowner with a litany of repairs during a heat wave this summer.