City of Medford PLUS

Open Issues: 1,069 Closed Issues: 20,464 Acknowledged Issues: 2,173
  • 179-191 Park St Medford, MA, 02155, USA - Medford
    Drain in front of 179 park street not draining properly , and flooded entire street and into home parking lots and driveways with recent down pouring and storm on 6/14. Happened previously with intense rains and was never fixed
  • 100 Winthrop St Medford MA 02155, United States - Medford
    The church drains downspout and another drainage hose from sump pump? directly to the main drainage on Winthrop Street, right along the pedestrian crosswalk It is leaving a large puddle throughout the day and pedestrians are getting splashed by cars passing by. This has been ongoing for months. Please resolve this issue.uf
  • 415 Main Street Medford, Massachusetts, 02155 - Medford
    Your standing water is leaking joe
  • 87 Otis Street Medford, Massachusetts, 02155 - Medford
    Sink backed up possibly from street flooding. Water won’t go down catch basin
  • 28 Ravine Road Medford, MA, 02155, USA - Medford
    Everywhere else is dry, yet there is a constant drainage problem with this puddle here. No doubt as others have indicated that the road issues and potholes are related to this. Wanted to share the photo to further support the case. The grate across the street is dry but dovered with some debri and periodically impacted by a neighbor's french drainage.
    It appears to be working while water sits across the stree. Standing water, debris, erosion, flooding.
  • 28 Ravine Rd Medford, Massachusetts, 02155 - Medford

    There is an existing storm sewer (at the center left of the photo) just beyond the far end of the puddle. The existing storm sewer is at the corner of Sagamore Ave. and Ravine Road on this block. But there is currently no storm sewer at the corner of Ravine Road and Shepherd Road, at the near end of the puddle (in the photo). Hence the puddle.

    Perhaps an important detail: there has evidently been good bit of recent erosion along the far side of Shepherd Road, forming a long narrow gully (in the photo, on the right) that has perhaps previously been filled with crushed stone and/or gravel, but continues to be washed away.

    Perhaps, decades ago when these roads were perhaps first installed, it was graded so that the water drained to the far sewer (in the photo). This is no longer the case, except partially perhaps during a storm.

    But it may have always been like this. More likely it was perfect with little margin for any change in grade caused by erosion and geologic forces.

    There is a persistent weak geologic force toward the northwest. A combination of that and the erosion, which may be entraining sediments from under the roadway, has perhaps slightly lowered Ravine Road in the vicinity of and now slanting toward the intersection with Shepherd Road.

    It is also likely that, over the course of many decades, Sagamore Ave. has been elevated by a few inches.

    Perhaps the best solution would be to install an additional storm sewer at the corner of Ravine Road and Shepherd Road (in the photo) and connect it to the existing storm sewer just beyond the far end of the puddle (in the photo).

    Re-grading the intersection so that water drains as perhaps originally designed might be very complex.

    As further evidence that the change is partly geologic: there is another -- much smaller -- puddle that forms at the opposite corner of Sagamore Ave. and Ravine Road, just south of another existing (seemingly "newer") storm sewer. This other small puddle probably usually dries within a day.

  • 17 Doane Rd Medford MA 02155, United States - Medford
    We keep reporting this but nothing happens. The curbs are too low and the catch basin needs to be cleaned out as this happens every time in heavy rain. The photo shows the street and sidewalk, with the curtilage completely submerged.
  • 102 Golden Ave Medford MA 02155, United States - Medford
    Severe street flooding onto private property (again)
  • 14 Chardon Road Medford, MA, 02155, USA - Medford
    Lower Chardon Road (towards Playstead Park) is flooding. Drains must be clogged.
  • 15 Kilgore Ave Medford MA 02155, United States - Medford
    The street flooding is starting to backup and flow down driveways and flood people's backyards.
  • 12 Ninth Street Medford, MA, 02155, USA - Medford
    Storm drain is full of sand from the water main break on 9th Street on July 5th. It is located at the entrance of the property on 9th St., near Parking Space 221 and circled on the attached picture. This drain was recently assessed by US Pavements and deemed in good condition. Full of sand since the water main break and now rain water backs up and floods our parking lot. We are not sure if the drain pipe is also clogged.
  • 28 Ravine Rd Medford MA 02155, United States - Medford
    More than half of the road is now impracticable because of potholes and the constant half foot deep pond This is also health issues as it becomes a mosquito breeding ground during the summer Please address rapidly