Water Advisory Update - 8/12/10

Concord Public Works would like to thank all of our customers for conserving water resources by reducing outdoor water use during the past two months.  Your willingness to voluntarily regulate excessive use during this period of extreme heat and drought has made a difference.  Based on feedback received to date, we believe the following clarification and update may be helpful. Read More »

Conservation Trust Water Chestnut Volunteers

The Concord Land Conservation Trust is looking for volunteers to go out in kayaks and pull an invasive known as the Water Chestnut from the Sudbury River. To learn more about the project visit and if you'd like to volunteer please contact CLCT at 978.369.6526 or

Concordians Addressing the Peak (CAP)

You may be aware that 15% of residents’ electric bill is directly related to the amount of electricity Concord uses during one hour of the entire year, referred to as the peak demand hour. That one hour occurs during a hot weekday afternoon during the months of June – August, typically between 1PM – 4PM. If we reduce our electric use during the peak demand hour, the entire Town benefits with lower electric rates plus a cleaner environment as the least efficient electric generating plants operate during peaks. Read More »

Marshall Farms August Newsletter


The following is an important message from the Town The Concord Public Works Commission has declared a State of Water Supply Conservation.

Due to the prolonged period of hot and dry weather water use is reaching the limits of Concord’s water capacity. All customers have been asked to refrain from outdoor water use. This request for voluntary compliance has been declared to safeguard the limited capacity in an effort to ensure adequate supply for essential water use, including fire protection. Read More »

Water Quality Update

Water Quality Update – August 4, 2010 4:15 PM

Due to increased seasonal water demands and  higher temperatures than normal for extended periods of time,  Chlorine disinfection levels have been increased in our distribution system.  In some areas of Town, this has the potential to result in a notable change in water taste and odor.   Read More »

Concord Public Works Declares a State of Water Supply Conservation Effort

See here for 8/4/10 Water Quality Update

See here for 7/12/10 update. Read More »

Spotlight on Community Gardens

I sat down with Kristin Baker Peck to ask her how things were going with her Community Garden this year. She's been at this for several years now (as have I), and we thought it was about time to compare notes!

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Concordians Addressing the Peak

Concord Light set up the Concordians Addressing the Peak (CAP) Google Group last summer for residents interested in reducing Concord’s summer electrical peak and the cost of electricity for all Town residents.
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Hutchins Farm Opening, Spring 2010

A little heat...a little rain...and another season begins.  We've been selling garden plants (primarily vegetables and herbs) for some time now, and this week we began to set out fresh produce:  lettuce, arugula, spinach, cilantro, chard, green garlic--and as of today, strawberries.  After extensive flooding in April and some cool weather in May, our season is off to a strong start.   We'll officially open on Friday, June 4th,  and we're thrilled to have a new Farm Stand Manager--Lauren Wetherbee--with us this season  As always, our hours will be 11 Read More »

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