Water Division


  • 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
  • 288 miles of pipe
  • 17,000 service connections
  • 2,000 hydrants
  • 4,800 gate valves
  • 22,000 meters
  • Four pumping stations
  • Three booster stations
  • Six above ground water tanks (storage capacity -nearly 9 million gallons)

Information about Your Water:

Public water system award winner 
Large Consecutive Community Systems Category for the calendar year 2020

Image of the Water Department Management Staff and Operations Managers standing near a yellow truck

Image of Water Division Operations Staff holding an award from MassDEP

The City of Framingham’s Water Department received a Public Water System Award from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) in June 2021, for outstanding performance and achievements in the Large Consecutive Community Systems Category for the calendar year 2020.

The criteria used to select eligible public water systems for this award include excellent water service to the public, no violations or non-compliance issues, and efforts that support public water supply services, such as source water protection, water quality, and conservation.

Water is Life

Framingham Public Works recently made a documentary about the 50+ mile journey our water travels to reach us, the critical importance of maintenance and improvements to our infrastructure and the 27+ mile journey our wastewater travels to be treated and delivered back into the earths water cycle.