Water Department

Overview

 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.
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Current Rates
As of July 1, 2009 the water rate is $3.30 per 100 cubic feet of water usage. There is a minimum quarterly change of $9.90 (based on 300 cubic feet of usage).

Reminder
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)
PART 1
PART 2
PART 3

Follow this link for general information on "Boil Orders"

Mission
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
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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.