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, 2017 the water rate is $3.80 per 100 cubic feet of water usage. There is a minimum quarterly charge of $11.40 (based on 300 cubic feet of usage).

Water or Sewer Abatement Requests

Residents requesting a water or sewer abatement will be required to submit a 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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Final Water Readings

All lawyers or Realtors please call Public Works at 413-259-3050, ext.0 to request final reads.


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.

j0440109Availability of Monitoring Data for Unregulated Contaminants for the           
Amherst Water Department

Our water system has sampled for a series of unregulated contaminants. Unregulated contaminants are those that don’t yet have a drinking water standard set by EPA. The purpose of monitoring for these contaminants is to help EPA decide whether the contaminants should have a standard. As our customers, you have a right to know that these data are available. If you are interested in examining the results, please contact Lindsay Strole at 413-259-3104 or strolel@amherstma.gov.

State Water System ID#: MA1008000. 

Public Water Supply Protection Plan
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General Information

Water Quality Reports

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.