Water Department


  Water Abatement Form  
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.  Click on link below.
Current Rates
As of July 1, 2014 the water rate is $3.45 per 100 cubic feet of water usage. There is a minimum quarterly change of $10.35 (based on 300 cubic feet of usage).

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.

Water Quality Reports 
2009 Report (PDF)    2008 Report (PDF)
2007 Report (PDF) | 2006 Report (PDF) | 2005 Report (PDF)
2004 Report (PDF) | 2003 Report (PDF)

PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY PROTECTION PLAN (These are large documents, allow time to open)

Follow this link for general information on "Boil Orders"

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.

To see a Typical Residential Water Service, click here.


1880 Building of the Intake Reservoir in Pelham
intake reservoir photo.jpg
Italian stone masons were hired by the Amherst Water Company to build a dam on the Harris and Amythest Brooks in Pelham.