City of Cambridge Water Department

The Cambridge Water Department (CWD) is a municipally owned and operated water utility serving over 100,000 permanent residents.  The department is under the general direction of the City Manager, while a five-member Water Board, made up of Cambridge residents appointed by the City Manager, serves as an advisory group to the Department.  The CWD is regulated by Federal and State drinking water codes and is comprised of three major divisions: Administration Division, Water Operations Division, and the Engineering and Distribution Division.


Upcoming Events

  • Wake Up & Weed!

    Jul 30, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Lend a weeding hand at Fresh Pond on Thursday mornings

  • Summer Lunchtime Walks at Fresh Pond

    Jul 31, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Learn during lunch! Join Ranger Jean and staff on a walk to different habitats around the reservation. We will discuss the ecology and natural & human history of the landscape, with topics varying based on the interest of the group. Come with questions, or just to walk and listen. Meets outside the Ranger station.For more information or to register, contact Ranger Jean at or Julie at,(617)-349-7712.

  • Permitted Event - Cambridge Sports Union Race

    Aug 1, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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  • Walter J Sullivan Water Treatment Plant Tour

    Aug 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Come see what happens to water in Fresh Pond before it makes it to your tap! Knowledgeable CWD staff will lead you on a tour of the treatment process and answer any questions you may have.

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