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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 charge 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 

2013 Report (PDF)  2012 Report (PDF)   2011 Report (PDF)  
2010 Report (PDF) I 2009 Report (PDF) I 2008 Report (PDF)
2007 Report (PDF) | 2006 Report (PDF) | 2005 Report (PDF)
2004 Report (PDF) | 

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

Follow this link for general information on "Boil Orders"

Water and Sewer Rate Surveys by Tighe and Bond

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.

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.