Cambridge Water Department

Open Issues: 23 Closed Issues: 755 Acknowledged Issues: 66
Watching issues created after: 2011-10-19

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  • Pearl Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Cambridgeport
    The major snow emergency routes throughout Cambridgeport (Putnam, Magazine, Pearl, Brookline) have barely been plowed! I am shocked not to have seen a snow removal vehicle since early Friday morning. Compared to other parts of the city, nearby cities (e.g. Watertown) and Cambridge's historic effectiveness at ensuring streets are passable, the Cambridgeport neighborhood seems to have been forgotten this week. There will certainly be problems once school buses are trying to navigate tomorrow, and this should be anticipated and avoided.
  • Other Archived
    Sennot Park Cambridge, Massachusetts - The Port
    The Norfolk street entrance is perpetually full of water and mud. There is no grass growing and you have to slog through mud to get to the dog waste bags. Can't something be done. Wouldn't this area be better served with pavers. See the photo attached. It almost always looks like this. If it's not water its mud. Thanks
  • Other Archived
    303e Binney St Cambridge MA 02142, USA - East Cambridge
    Another year has gone by and Metro Pipe and supply company at 303 Binney st, Cambridge has done nothing to fix the problem of water run off from its roof. Last year you may recall that quite a few of us requested that something be done here. To refresh the issue is that ice and snow accumulate on the roof and when they thaw water runs right down onto the adjacent sidewalks on Binney and Fulkerson streets. Inevitably some of this water will re freeze leaving the sidewalks treacherous for anybody who attempts to negotiate them. The solution- install gutters so that ice/snow melt is directed safely to a drain and not onto the sidewalk. Come on people! This company sells pipes and probably gutters too! Let's get some vote love on this and get the city to act! No more slipping, falling and injuring ourselves on Cambridge streets!
  • Us-3 Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - West Cambridge
    Right lane of mt auburn st ( near fresh pond pkwy intersection heading towards Watertown) is not shoveled. Traffic coming from intersection is forced to immediately merge into left lane without warning .
  • 5 Third St Cambridge, MA 02141, USA - East Cambridge
    The sidewalk that runs north side along side of Dunkin Donuts. There is always a sheet of ice on the sidewalk caused by water from the roof of Dunkin Donuts from the downspout.The sidewalk is never cleared of snow or ice all season long. The sheet of ice is now hidden under the snow which makes it more dangerous if you are not aware of the ice. This is very dangerous, please address this issue. Thank you for your time and consideration.
  • 102 River Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Cambridgeport
    The bike lane markings come and go on River street and go completely by the time you reach Williams,see the second image. In addition parts of the street were repaved at least a year ago and no lane markings were added for cars or bikes. This paving also did not go to the curb creating a seam in the middle of the bike lane that is unpleasant and potentially dangerous to ride on, see the first image. Water runoff is also a problem with severe puddles forming near the Fairmont St intersection and depressed grate covers as you get closer to Central Square. The riding conditions are downright dangerous having to deal with these issues with fast moving trucks less than a foot away. Compared to Western Ave, no wonder cyclists use the Western Ave lane the wrong direction. River street is a pathetic disgrace for bike infrastructure. It is surprising this as gone on for so long, do no employees use River Street? Did nobody notice pavement was not done to the curb or that line painting was never completed after new pavement was laid? These issues need immediate fixing and a long term plan to provide protection for folks cycling here.
  • 32 Royal Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts - West Cambridge
    Construction didnt fill this hole properly, and the city engineers are using outdated plans so they think theres supposed to be a rainwater basin, when it was moved. Big issue, if the sink hole gets any bigger someone will get hurt. Everyone decided to fill it with leaves so my photo doesnt do it justice, its fairly deep though.
  • (pothole) Archived
    6 Windsor St Cambridge, MA 02139 - The Port
    Huge pothole that has been there for a couple of years and it is just getting bigger. It fills with water and turns to ice in the winter. So dangerous when people are just turning onto that street!
  • 325-345 Binney St Cambridge, MA 02142, USA - East Cambridge

    This sidewalk is icy because the business owner neglected to equip its warehouse with proper gutters. Ironically their business is to sell industrial pipes! Please see by yourself the result of this negligence on the attached picture. In the winter the sidewalk is permanently icy. Any other season a huge puddle is created on the road leading pedestrians to be splashed by vehicles passing by. Pedestrian traffic on this sidewalk is significant with kids going to school, parents pushing strollers to the nearby daycare centers, and commuters walking to work. This is a fixable issue and I would urge the city of Cambridge to contact this business owner to remedy to this situation. Their might even be an article in the building code enforcing proper evacuation of rain/snow water as pouring it on the sidewalk is not good solution.
    Thank you for your consideration of this request and for making this city walkable and safe for pedestrians.
    Location of the issue: @ Binney St & Fulkerson on Binney street in front of "Metropolitan Pipe & Supply".

    Best regards,
    Arnaud Guidon

  • 194 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - Cambridgeport

    Ever since Mass Ave was repaved, there has been a perpetual puddle in the bike lane, where it angles over to the curb because Mass Ave south widens to two lanes. The slope of the pavement causes water to pool, and the puddle is bigger than the entire width of the bike lane.

    It lasts several days after it rains, long after the rest of the road is dry.

    Please re-grade this area or install a drain.

  • John W. Weeks Bridge Cambridge, Massachusetts - Riverside
    Hello, the green park-bench that used to be located on top of an approximate 6 feet long by 3 feet wide section of pavement in the grass has been detached from the concrete and thrown into the river. The bench in the river can be seen from the edge of the river in daylight. It is about 3-4 feet from the edge of the river, and in about 3-4 feet deep water. It has been there for about 4 months. I'm wondering if it might be possible to retrieve it, and reattach it to its concrete slab. There are only about 10 benches along that 3/4 mile section of river and grass from the JFK Bridge to well beyond the Weeks Bridge, and the bench, being the closest to the Weeks Bridge, was readily used by hundreds/thousands of people a year. Thanks very much if you're able to help.
  • 22-98 St Mary Rd Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    The water fountain at Paine Park for running through is not working. Seems to be on one day and then off the next.