Water Department

ALERT - CRITICAL DROUGHT DECLARATION

On September 8, 2022, Cape Cod was declared to be at drought level 3 Critical Drought and as a result, the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners at their regularly scheduled meeting on September 21, 2022 voted unanimously to limit all outdoor watering to hand-held only or drip irrigation. Water after 5 p.m. or before 9 a.m. to avoid evaporative losses. These mandatory restrictions will continue through September 30, 2022 and voluntarily beyond that because conditions causing the drought declaration have not changed. 

Exemptions to the restrictions include:

  • Irrigation to establish a new lawn and new plantings
  • Irrigation of public parks and recreation fields
  • For the production of food and fiber
  • To meet the core functions of a business
Penalties for violation of this outdoor irrigation/sprinkling ban will include:
  1. First offense: Warning
  2. Second offense: $50.00
  3. Third offense: $100.00
  4. Fourth and subsequent offenses: $250.00

Responsibilities

The Water Department maintains the municipal water supply so that there is a sufficient quantity of water to meet the needs of all of its customers, including the Fire Department, even on the most demanding day in the middle of summer.

Water Rates

Basic Charge

January 1 to March 31, April 1 to June 30, July 1 to September 30, and October 1 to December 31 - $55

Usage Charges per 3 Month Billing Period

  • 0 to 7,500 gallons $2.45 per thousand gallons
  • 7,501 to 15,000 gallons $5.70 per thousand gallons
  • 15,001 to 25,000 gallons $7.70 per thousand gallons
  • over 25,000 gallons $8.40 per thousand gallons

Bills are due and payable when rendered. Unpaid water bills will be assessed a $10 demand fee and accrue interest at the rate of 14% per annum compounded daily 30-days after mailing.

2021 Public Water System Award