Water Department

Water SuperintendantStephen Rafferty
LocationFalmouth Public Works
416 Gifford St.
Falmouth, MA 02540
E-Mail Address

Welcome to the Falmouth Water System.

The water, as of early January still has a brownish or yellowish tinge of color.
This is a seasonal phenomena and the water quality continues to meet all regulatory limits.
As leaves turn color and as we have finally gotten some rain after a long dry summer and early fall the color in the leaves is carried by the rain into Long Pond. This is the source of the discoloration. It will persist until we get an extended period of cold weather that will push the water in Long Pond into it's winter mode.

LONG POND WATER TREATMENT PLANT - The Raw Water Pump Station is complete and the area has been landscaped. The treatment plant's systems are being energized and testing is ongoing through January 2017. Project is on Schedule for startup in Spring of 2017.

WATER QUALITY - if you are concerned about the TTHM notice, an activated carbon filter will remove most of the TTHM's from the water you drink. New plant, when done will resolve this issue.

WATER SUPPLY - Your water is supplied from several sources:
  • Long Pond a protected surface water reservoir that has been a source since the 1890's. Long Pond provided 731 million gallons of water in 2015, roughly 43.5% of our water.

  • The Crooked Pond Water Filtration Plant treats water from both the Crooked Pond Well and the Coonamessett Wells and provided 433.3 million gallons of water in 2015 nearly 25.8% of our water.

  • Fresh Pond Well provided 237 million gallons of water in 2015 or roughly 14% of our water.

  • Mares Pond Well provided 90 million gallons of water in 2015 or roughly 5.3% of our water.

  • From the Upper Cape Regional Water Co-op the Town obtains up to 1.0 MG per day from wells located on the Mass Military Reservation. In 2014 the Town obtained 192.4 million gallons of water from this source or roughly 11.4% of the total supply.

WATER TREATMENT - All sources are disinfected and treated to provide pH adjustment. Water is then delivered to you through our transmission and storage system, comprised of 370 miles of water main and 4 water storage tanks.

MISSION - Preserving the quality of our source water and guarding against contamination are the Department's primary mission.

Records Access Officer - in accordance with 950CMR,32.04(4) the record access officer for the Water Department is Stephen Rafferty, Superintendent, 416 Gifford Street,Falmouth, MA 02540, Tel#508-457-2543, email srafferty@falmouthmass.us


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