Greater Lawrence Sanitary District

Regular Meetings

  • Last Wednesday of every month

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There are 2 member openings. The Greater Lawrence Sanitary District consists of 3 members, with the City of Lawrence Director of Public Works charged ex-officio, and shall have full voting powers; 2 members of the district commission are appointed from the City of Lawrence shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city council and serve 3 year terms.


The Greater Lawrence Sanitary District was established by Chapter 750 of the Massachusetts Acts of 1968 for the purpose of building, maintaining, and operating a system of sewage collection and disposal for the City of Lawrence, the towns of Methuen, Andover, and North Andover. The District facilities have been operational since April 1977. The Town of Salem, New Hampshire joined the Greater Lawrence Sanitary District through enabling legislation, Chapter 387 Acts of 1982 and written agreement.


The Greater Lawrence Sanitary District shall have the following responsibilities:

  • The Lawrence Sanitary district shall have the following rights and authority with respect to the operations of a waste management plant following General Laws chapter 121 B section 26.
  • The Lawrence Sanitary District shall manage general overseeing of waste management plant functions.
  • The Lawrence Sanitary District, which may be composed of design, construction, engineering, and other professionals, district staff, or representative from one or more of the district's voting member communities shall vote on capital improvements as stated in General Law 121.
  • Commission consisting of seven members (three from the City of Lawrence, two from the City of Methuen, one each from the towns of Andover and North Andover), and an eighth non-voting member from Salem, New Hampshire oversee the District. The Executive Director who is appointed by the District Commission implements decisions made by the Commission.


All members of boards, commissions, authorities, and committees of the city, whether appointed by the mayor or the city council, shall be residents of the city unless otherwise provided for in the General Laws or in the Municipal Code, with the exception that no more than three members of the airport commission may be nonresidents. All applicants must be residents of the City of Lawrence. Download the application (PDF). Boards and commissions applications are also available at the:

City of Lawrence, Office of the Mayor Daniel Rivera
200 Common Street
3rd Floor
Lawrence, MA 01840


The deadline for applications is until selected and filled. Please send your application to the Mayor's Office. Said appointment is subject to the appointment of the Mayor and the confirmation of the Lawrence City Council. The City of Lawrence is an Equal Opportunity Employer.