Water Department

Aerial photo of the Walter J. Sullivan Water Purification Facility

The Cambridge Water Department (CWD) is a municipally owned and operated water utility, responsible for the treatment and delivery of water to the residents of Cambridge. Water originates from the Hobbs Brook Reservoir, Stony Brook Reservoir and Fresh Pond water supply system with the occasional supplement from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) system. The department is also responsible for the preservation, protection, and management of the City's watershed and reservoirs.

11-16-21 Cambridge Water Board Vacancy

Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking a Cambridge resident to fill a vacancy on the Cambridge Water Board. The Cambridge Water Board acts in an advisory role to the Managing Director of the Cambridge Water Department. Members typically assist in developing, modifying, and approving policy related to Water Department owned land and land use. It is a City of Cambridge goal to expand and deepen community engagement with a focus on strengthening the diversity and inclusion of its various boards and commissions. The Water Board generally meets on the second Tuesday of the month, from 5:00-6:30 p.m., at the Walter J. Sullivan Water Purification Facility, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge.

Applications to serve on this committee can be submitted to City Manager Louis A. DePasquale using the City’s online application system at CambridgeMA.gov/apply. A cover letter and resume or applicable experience should be submitted during the online application process. Paper applications are available in the City Manager’s Office at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue.

The application deadline is Monday, December 13, 2021.
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