Cambridge Water Department

Open Issues: 11 Closed Issues: 279 Acknowledged Issues: 50
Watching issues created after: 2011-10-19

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Other Acknowledged
    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
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  • (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!
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  • Vfw Park On Hurley Street East Cambridge - East Cambridge
    Park is a mess, broken play equipment & set on fire,broken water fountain for years,no gate,missing trees - that were cut down & not replaced,missing chains, missing post tops,broken sprinkler button,ect. And now condoms, needles & drug dealing around the area.
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  • 100 Pemberton Street Cambridge, MA 02140, USA - North Cambridge
    The drinking fountain is running constantly in the park
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  • Huron Ave Cambridge, Massachusetts - West Cambridge
    Glacken Park has a water spray play area. There is a blue painted box, may be part of the plumbing, this is cracked is has very, very jagged edges. Children climb near and on this and could get injured
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  • Other Archived
    389 Binney St Cambridge, MA 02142, USA - Wellington-Harrington
    City water smells and tastes funny today
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  • 65-77 Amory Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Mid-Cambridge
    Hi there, ever since the city started construction at St. Mary and Amory, the water pressure in the neighborhood has decreased significantly. A neighbor had brought in a plumber who said that the debris from the construction has created major blockage. Is there any way to address this at the City level? Thank you for your consideration.
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  • 33 Fayerweather St Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - West Cambridge
    Workers were using hydrant water to rinse gravel and sending sediment laden water directly to storm drain- seems like a bad idea given drought and pollution to river. Thanks
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