Water Department

Responsibilities
  • Distribution of a public potable water supply through a complex system of pumps, pipes, valves, and reservoirs.
  • Provision of fire suppression service to the 17,000 residential and commercial accounts.
  • Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) Annual Drinking Water Report
  • 250 miles of pipe
  • 17,000 service connections
  • 2,000 hydrants
  • 4,800 gate valves
  • 22,000 meters
  • Four pumping stations
  • Two booster stations
  • Six above ground water tanks (storage capacity -nearly 9 million gallons)