Water Department

To develop, treat, and distribute quality water to meet the needs of Amherst residents and to do so through a user fee-based revenue system.

Current Rates
As of July 1, 2015 the water rate is $3.55 per 100 cubic feet of water usage. There is a minimum quarterly change of $10.35 (based on 300 cubic feet of usage). Starting July 1, 2016 there will be a 2.8% increase in the water rate, changing it to $3.65 per cubic feet of water usage.
Water or Sewer Abatement Requests
Residents requesting water or sewer abatements will be required to submit a new Abatement Request Form.  These forms will ensure that sufficient information is submitted for any abatement request and will streamline the abatement process.

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The Collector's Office and the Water Department would like to remind any residents who are left a card for a meter reading to either call in the reading or fill the reading in and mail back the card in a timely manner. This will avoid receiving an estimated bill.
Public Water Supply Protection Plan
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General Information

Building of the Intake Reservoir in Pelham, 1880

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Italian stone masons were hired by the Amherst Water Company to build a dam on the Harris and Amythest Brooks in Pelham.