Water Department

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

Welcome to the Falmouth Water System.

With the heavy snows of the Winter of 2015 blanketing the Town please remember to dig out the hydrant in front of your house.
It is good citizenship first and an obligation second.

Our 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 705 million gallons of water in 2013, almost 52% of our water.

  • The Crooked Pond Water Filtration Plant treats water from both the Crooked Pond Well and the Coonamessett Wells and provided 280 million gallons of water in 2013 nearly 21% of our water.

  • Fresh Pond Well provided 161 million gallons of water in 2013 roughly 12% of our water.

  • Mares Pond Well provided 35 million gallons of water in 2013 or roughly 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 2013 the Town used almost 161 million gallons of water from this source or roughly 12% of the total supply.

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.

Preserving the quality of our source water and guarding against contamination are the Department's primary mission.
A state-of-the-art filtration plant, to treat the water from Long Pond, has been funded by the Town, has been designed and construction is anticipated to commence in early 2015. The schedule is to have this facility operational in 2017.


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