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Water Department
17 Franey Road
Somerville, MA 02145

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Phone: 617-625-6600 ext. 5850
Fax: 617-591-7991

Operating Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

DPW-Water and Sewer

It is the Water Department’s mission to maintain and improve the City’s potable water distribution system to ensure high quality and dependability, in a fiscally responsible manner, using state of the art technology.  The Water Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City of Somerville’s approximately 118 miles of water mains, 1500 fire hydrants and 15,600 water service connections and water meters. Department employees also assist in snow removal, emergency response and other Public Works Departmental functions as needed.

Water  Billing and Services

  • Responding to emergency calls: no water
  • Mark outs (Digsafe)
  • Installation of meters and automatic reading devices
  • Inspections of new water mains and water lines
  • Replacing water mains
  • Repairing/replacing hydrants
  • Exercising valves/repair or replace valves
  • Water sampling (DEP required)
  • Meter reading
  • Billing       

Sewer Services

  • Responding to emergency calls: backups
  • Catch basin cleaning
  • Repairing City sewers
  • Reducing Inflow and Infiltration
  • Monitoring Pump Stations 


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