New Water Rates (Starting April 2019)

Monday, 19 November 2018

New Water Rates to be in effect beginning in April, 2019

On August 14, 2018, the Edgartown Board of Water Commissioners voted to adjust the water rates beginning with the April 2019 billing cycle. This decision was made after much consideration and the careful examination of several rate structure options, as well as the projected operational expenses of the Water Department. We are very pleased to have held the present rate structure for the past nine years. However, due to the increase of operational costs, supplies, utilities and materials, our present rate structure is not expected to meet the budgetary needs of the Water Department in the next fiscal year. We believe that we have served the community well by maintaining this water rate for nine years, while still meeting the potable water and fire protection needs of the community.

Water Dept

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Water Commissioner's meetings are held at 3:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month at the Water department (58 Kavanagh Way, Edgartown).

The Water Department's mission is to:

  • Provide the town of Edgartown with abundant, safe drinking water.
  • Provide the town of Edgartown with adequate water supply and pressure for fire fighting.
  • Maintain pump stations and distribution systems
  • Manage and protect current water supplies.
  • Seek new sources for future water supply demands.
  • Respond professionally to the public and government officials requests, inquires and problems.
  • Follow enterprise funding to offset all water department expenses and user fees.