COMM Water Department office 1138 Main Street, Osterville.
Water Department 508-428-6691
Craig A. Crocker, Superintendent
The Centerville-Osterville Water District was established in
1938. It became the Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Water
District in 1986.
The Water District provides water service to the
residents of the COMM Fire District. The Water District has
been recognized for having some of the best water in the state.
The Water Department has three storage tanks with over 5.5 million
gallons stored. It has 247.5 miles of underground pipe and over
1,940 fire hydrants. There are 19 pumping stations.
The water department has their own website at
Facts About Your Water Delivery
- Over 247.5 miles of water mains
- 11,804 billed accounts and 35,000 customers
- Provides fire protection through 1,940 hydrants
- Can store 5.5 million gallons of water in 3 storage
- Includes 19 Pumping Stations, 13 Treatment Facilities
- 662 Acres of watershed property
- Discoloration caused by iron is controlled with a
sequestering agent (zinc phosphate) at 4 wells
- The pH of water on Cape Cod tends to be acidic in the
range of 5.0 to 6.5 (pH is the measure of acidity or
alkalinity of a liquid). On the pH scale, the number 7 is
neutral, less than 7 is acidic, and more than 7 is alkaline
(basic). Due to the lower pH in our water, we add a harmless
alkaline substance (potassium hydroxide) to our water in
order to reduce corrosion in the distribution system and in
your home or business.
In 2005 the COMM Water Department delivered over one billion
gallons of water.
William McIntyre, Vice Chairman
Scott E. Crosby
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Water Commissioners is
held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. at the
Centerville Fire Station, 1875 Falmouth Road, Centerville District