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

  • Water Treatment Plant Tour

    Nov 5, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Find out how water that falls as rain in the suburbs 10 miles west of Cambridge is transported to Fresh Pond, and then tested, treated, and delivered to the City's residents and businesses! Learn about the plant's state-of-the-art technology that keeps out community's tap water clean. You'll have the chance to speak with water treatment staff, see the equipment in action, and check out our water quality lab. Enter through the Water Department front door at: 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge MA 02138 Parking passes available. Free and open to the public.

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