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From permitting requirements for home improvement projects and tips on how to live in a more sustainable manner, to the municipal-type services available for Devens residents, this page contains a wealth of resources for Devens Residents.

  • Devens Water Use Restrictions in Effect — May 1 through September 30, 2022

    In accordance with 974 CMR 8.09 and MassDEP's revised Water Management Act Permit issued to MassDevelopment, to ensure an adequate supply of water for our customers, MassDevelopment is instituting the following water use restrictions.
    Nonessential water use is restricted from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Restricted usage that is not allowed during these hours includes:

       · Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems.
       · Washing of vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety.
       · Washing of external building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.
    Please call Jim Moore at (978) 784-2931 or Mark Cohen at (978) 784-2911 if you have any questions about these water use restrictions.

  • Devens Public Transportation
    Montachusett Regional Transit Authority (MART) provides regular shuttle service from Devens to transit and medical facilities in Boston and Fitchburg during weekdays. The MBTA has also recently increased service along the Fitchburg Line Commuter Rail through the Devens region. Follow this link, Devens Schedule for the detailed schedule.
  • Devens COVID-19 Public Health Announcements:
  • – Local COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics: Throughout February and March, the Nasboba Associated Boards of Health will be operating clinics in Devens and the surrounding region. Click here for the schedule and details. Additional vaccination locations can be found at: vaxfinder.mass.gov.
    – Mask Advisory Update — Effective February 15, 2022: Masks are still an important tool in our fight against COVID-19. The latest updates are at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-mask-requirements
    COVID19 Updates Archive

  • Devens PFAS Updates
  • The Army publishes updates regarding their ongoing environmental remediation and PFAS investigations at the former Fort Devens to help keep stakeholders and the local community updated on the status of the Army's work. Visit their website for more details
    Final Community Involvement Plan (CIP) — November 2020
    PFAS Private Well Testing Fact Sheet — November 2020
    Project Status Update September 2020

  • Devens Mosquito Management Updates 2022
    Devens Continues to participate in the Central MA Mosquito Control Program. A list of the Mosquito Control Board 2022 Commission meeting dates is available here. All meetings are open to the public.
  • Wildlife Sightings in Devens — Safety Tips for Businesses and Residents

    With over 1,400 acres of permanently protected open space, Devens is home to a diversity of wildlife. It is not unusual to see animals such as black bears and coyotes. Learn how you can protect your property, yourself, and your loved ones from these and more at: www.mass.gov/learn-about-wildlife.
    Download facts sheets for bears and coyotes.

  • Yard Waste and Recycling to Protect Water Quality in Devens
  • Devens offers residents and businesses many resources to properly manage and dispose of yard wastes and other recyclable materials to protect the natural environment. Check out our latest publication here.

  • Devens Water Use Restrictions in Effect — August 31, 2017

    In accordance with 974 CMR 8.09 and MA DEP's revised Water Management Act Permit issued to MassDevelopment, mandatory water restrictions are to be placed when water levels in the Nashua River reach a certain low point for a specified period. Water level readings recently reached this low point and MassDevelopment is therefore required to institute the following water use restrictions.
    Until further notice, nonessential water use is restricted from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and that usage includes:

       · Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems.
       · Washing of vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety.
       · Washing of external building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.
    The river gauge readings must be above the threshold for seven consecutive days before the restriction can be lifted. Once the ban is lifted, we will remove this notice from the website.
    Please call (978) 784-2931 or (978) 784-2911 if you have any questions.

  • Army Noise Reports

    The Army periodically undertakes military training exercises on the South Post that involve ammunitions and explosives. In an effort to inform local residents and businesses, the Army provides monthly updates on the anticipated activity. Download the most recent noise report here. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Department of Defense Police at 978.796.3333.

  • Devens Municipal Services
    Follow this link for information regarding municipal services and local resources for Devens residents and businesses.