Water Department

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

Welcome to the Falmouth Water System.

2016 SPRING - Flushing program May 9 to 13 we will be on Central Avenue and streets to either side of it. Starting at Route 28 and working south.

Flushing 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM daily Expect some discolored water. This is caused by the sediments in the pipes and the iron (rust) in older mains being disturbed. A nuisance not a health risk. Avoid laundry and dishwashers until the water clears up in the early afternoon.

LONG POND WATER TREATMENT PLANT - Masonry block walls are up. Starting on roofing. Mechanical piping being installed. On Schedule for startup in Spring of 2017.

WATER QUALITY - if you are concerned about the TTHM notice, a carbon filter will remove most of the TTHM's. 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.


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