Water Department

ALERT - SIGNIFICANT DROUGHT DECLARATION


On August 8, 2022, Cape Cod was declared to be at drought level 2 Significant Drought and as a result, the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners at their regularly scheduled meeting on August 17, 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 restrictions begin immediately and will continuing through at least September 21, 2022. Lawns naturally go dormant during dry conditions. They will revive when conditions improve.

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 - $54

Usage Charges per 3 Month Billing Period

  • 0 to 7,500 gallons $2.29 per thousand gallons
  • 7,501 to 15,000 gallons $5.56 per thousand gallons
  • 15,001 to 25,000 gallons $7.12 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.

2021 Public Water System Award