Sewer Connections & Drain Layer

The Engineering Division is responsible for issuing permits to construct, repair, extend, or connect to the municipal sanitary sewer system per approved plans. The required permit will only be issued to an individual who is officially approved by the Town.

The following information to connect to the sewer system is available here online and in the Department of Public Works at 999 Whipple Road.

Sewer Connection Standards and Procedure

Drain Layer List and Application

The Approved Drain Layers list and the instructions for becoming an Approved Drain Layer in Tewksbury is available on the links below and at the Engineering Division at 999 Whipple Road..

You must use this Drain Layers list to select a contractor to connect your building to the Town's sewer system.

NOTE: Local contractors on the Approved Drain Layers list are qualified to make the connection to sewer. You DO NOT need to hire a Professional Engineer to do this work. You are free to do that if you choose to, but you will be paying for much more expertise than is required. In other towns, some firms have been advertising their services for connections. An Engineer is not required for this work.