Department News

posted: 05/09/18

The Harwich Water Department will begin flushing water mains throughout the community Monday, May 14th through Friday, June 29th as weather permits. Flushing will take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 PM and 12:00 AM in the areas of North Harwich, Pleasant Lake area and East Harwich.

The Department will do everything possible to minimize the disturbance during flushing periods. Please watch for signs that will be posted notifying residents of flushing areas. It is recommended that residents set aside clean water for drinking and cooking purposes should you experience discoloration. Be advised, temporary discoloration of the water and a chlorine taste is to be expected during the flushing period. Please check water for clarity prior to doing laundry.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and we appreciate the cooperation of the Harwich water customers in our effort to maintain the highest quality of potable water possible. If additional information is needed, please call 508-432-0304, Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

posted: 01/03/18

Attention Customers:

It is that time of year when water pipes are burst water pipes.  Do you know where the master shut off valve is for your water service?  Many do not  The Water Department highly recommends that you become familiar with shutting the water off for your own protection against property damage.  Here is a great how-to instructional link to assist you.  As always, our technicians are available for emergencies 24/7 by contacting our office at 508-432-0304.  If it is outside of our business hours, there are recorded prompts to report an emergency.

HOW-TO TURN WATER OFF AT METER <<----click link to view instructions.

posted: 04/11/17

Drinking Water Quality Report, Issue #20 PWS ID #4126000 (.pdf)

The Harwich Water Department (HWD) is pleased to report that Harwich water meets or exceeds required water quality standards. This annual Consumer Confidence Report provides important water source data, monitoring, and test results. If you have questions about this report, please contact Superintendent, Dan Pelletier at 508-432-0304. Additional information is available on our website and at the HWD office located at 196 Chatham Rd.


posted: 05/03/16

The Board of Water Commissioners, Superintendent Pelletier and the Harwich Water Department Staff thank the residents of Harwich for your authorization of our Department Articles. The following articles were approved at Town Meeting, May 2, 2016:

  • Article 7 - Water Department Budget
  • Article 21 - Purchase of a New Excavator
  • Article 22 - Lothrop Avenue Tank Replacement
  • Article 23 - Purchase or Replacement of SCADA System (Supervisory, Control and Data Acquisition System

To stay informed, capital project updates can be found on our website under the "About Us" menu or by clicking here.

posted: 01/29/16
Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 7:00 a.m.
Harwich Water Department, 196 Chatham Road


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