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Wayland Department of Public Works

The town’s long-awaited new Department of Public Works garage opened on  June 2015 in front of a happy crowd of well wishers that included town officials and employees, as well as residents who had supported the undertaking with their votes and tax dollars and expressed satisfaction at a job well done. Particularly praiseworthy for many was the fact that the project came in nearly $2 million under the original budget of about $13 million.

According to DPW senior foreman Joe Doucette, the new facility is 42,000 square feet, as opposed to 15,000 square feet at the old building; the new mechanics bays are 8,600 square feet with three vehicle lifts compared to 1,800 square feet with no lifts at the old facility; and the new DPW has a modern recycled water wash bay system with a 4,000-gallon capacity tight tank.

“The new facility has fully automatized state-of the-art heating and cooling systems,”  In addition, “the maintenance garage is partially heated with a heater that runs on our vehicles’ used oil. The building also features a conference room that can be used for Board of Public Works meeting and employee trainings.” Doucette said. 
By Susan L. Wagner, The Enterprise Staff Writer

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