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Each week, the City of Malden and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), which provides Malden with its drinking water, conducts water tests on 18 sites across the City. These tests largely act as an early warning system for problems that may be developing with water quality. The most recent tests for this area show chlorine disinfectant levels below the optimal levels and higher than normal water temperatures, which can lead to poor water quality. This flushing program is one of several steps taken to address these most recent test results.
During the peak summer months, this is not an uncommon issue. Approximately 3% of samples tested show reduced levels of chlorine and/or increased water temperatures.
During the summer months, areas with lower water flow and older pipes can cause stagnant water and reduced chlorine levels. When combined with higher seasonal water temperatures, this can lead to poor water quality. The weekly testing by the City of Malden and the MWRA is intended to be a warning signal so that we can address any problematic symptoms before they become unsafe.
With the most recent bout of extreme temperatures ending this week, the flushing is intended to move fresh, colder water through the system at a rapid pace and 'flush out' any stagnant and higher temperature water from the system.
We always recommend running the water for a brief period before utilizing it for drinking water to flush out stale water and any impurities that may exist within the pipes of your own home. However, no additional precautions need to be taken to safely use the water from the tap. Precautions should be taken before doing laundry to make sure the water is not colored.
The Engineering office and Public Works Department are working closely together to identify opportunities to increase water flow rates through the system. We believe this along with the passing of the extreme temperatures we've experienced will both play critical roles in resolving this situation. We also continue to aggressively replace aging pipes across the City.
Please contact the City of Malden's Department of Public Works at 781-397-7160 if you need additional information on this matter.
Applications are available online. Computers are available for use at The Malden Teen Enrichment Center, Malden High School and the Malden Public Library. If you do not have access to any of these options, please email Karen Colón Hayes.
The deadline is April 5, 2019 at midnight.
If you have questions, email Karen Colón Hayes or email Kelli Collomb.
The Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) is 6 weeks long. Beginning on July 8th and ending on August 16th (this can vary slightly depending on placement).
14 to 15 year olds work a maximum of 10 to 12 hours per week which includes a two hour work readiness program (paid). Schedules vary depending on placement. 16 to 21 year olds work a maximum of 20 to 22 hours per week which includes a two hour work readiness program (paid). Schedules vary depending on placement.
No. Unfortunately, we do not have the funding to support everyone who applies. We encourage you to apply for other job opportunities.
You will be notified on or before May 31, 2019. Please do not contact us before this date.
A committee determines the placements and we try our best to match applicants with jobs based on experience and requests. We do not have enough job placements to accommodate all requests.
You are paid only for the hours you work. There is no compensation for sick days. You must contact your supervisor to let them know you will not be able to come to work and provide a valid reason. Because the program runs for only 6 weeks, there will be no vacation allowances during Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MYSEP) job placements. If you have a vacation planned during this time, you must provide dates prior to being hired and it most likely it will influence your employment opportunity with the program.
We had an overwhelming response of applicants and we are unable to place everyone. Each year we will begin the process overtaking into consideration people on the waitlist. If you applied and did not get a job last year, you will be ensured an interview. Applicants are placed based on:
The goal of the program is to give our youth equal opportunity to participate. Two years is the average number of years employed with a maximum of 3 years in the program. This does not imply or guarantee you will be hired for three years. There are many factors to be considered during placement. Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) Staff is not subject to the 3 year maximum as we are trying to provide stability.
We ask that you bring a list of 3 references to the interview. These are names of people we may call for a verbal reference.
You do not need identification (ID) to submit an application. However, if you are hired, you will need a valid ID to begin employment.
You will not be able to begin work with this paperwork. You will need to provide documents that establish Identity and employment authorization.
Once you have been contacted that you have been accepted into Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MYSEP), you will receive notice for orientation. It is mandatory to attend orientation each year as paperwork needs to be updated.
Job hours are determined by the supervisors at the job sites. Summer school will most likely have an influence on whether you are chosen for the program based on the availability of work hours. If summer school hours conflict with work hours, your position will be terminated.
Yes. You will need to fill out the same tax forms that you would be expected to complete at any other job. There will be Human Resource volunteers available at orientation to help answer questions.
All minors under the age of 18 must complete an employment permit application and obtain the permit before starting a new job. Applications for employment permits are available at Malden High School. You will need a new work permit each year. A minor cannot be granted a permit unless the specific employer, work address, and job description have been provided. Therefore, you will not be able to receive this permit until after you have been notified you have received a position in the program.
With a few exceptions, it is recommended that youth workers are 16 years of age to work with children in a camp setting.
As an applicant, employee or volunteer for the City of Malden, a criminal record check will be conducted for conviction and pending criminal case information only. It will not necessarily disqualify you.