Water Department

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

Welcome to the Falmouth Water System.

Project Updates
FLUSHING - Seacoast Shores will be stopping on June 1 with a resumption in the Fall.

LONG POND - Pond trail re-opened May 29th and will be open through at least Labor Day.

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 711 million gallons of water in 2014, almost 43% of our water.

  • The Crooked Pond Water Filtration Plant treats water from both the Crooked Pond Well and the Coonamessett Wells and provided 337 million gallons of water in 2014 nearly 21% of our water.

  • Fresh Pond Well provided 266 million gallons of water in 2014 roughly 16.5% of our water.

  • Mares Pond Well provided 97 million gallons of water in 2014 or roughly 6% 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 used 196 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 began in May of 2014. The schedule is to have this facility operational in 2017.


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