Water Department

Mission Statement

Amesbury’s public water system operates under strict state and federal regulations. To help meet the stringent standards, quality control and quality assurance procedures are employed at every level of water system operations. A multi-barrier approach to drinking water protection is in place to eliminate contamination from the supply water all the way to the tap. The management and employee teams charged with the responsibility for providing safe drinking water to you are skilled and well-trained. With this combination of measures, we are able to provide a safe and reliable product that is essential to this community.


Water Facts

  • Total water pumped to city in 2017 = 464,989,131 gallons
  • Daily average water pumped to city in 2017 = 1,274,182 gallons

Cost of 1 gallon of Amesbury Water:

  • 2009 = 6th tenths of a cent ($ 0.006)
  • 2010 = 7th tenths of a cent ($ 0.007)
  • 2011 = 8th tenths of a cent ($ 0.008)
  • 2012 = 9th tenths of a cent ($ 0.009)
  • 2013 = 9th tenths of a cent ($ 0.009)
  • 2014 = 1.1 cents ($ 0.011)
  • 2015 = 1.1 cents ($ 0.011)
  • 2016 = 1.2 cents ($ 0.012)
  • 2017 = 1.2 cents ($ 0.012)

Residential Gallons Per Capita Day (RGPCD) = 48; average for MA is 65.
RGPCD is the # of gallons used per resident each day. (reported 2017 to MADEP)


Annual Water Quality / Consumer Confidence Reports

water quality report 2017  water quality report 2018  water quality report 2019


News and Updates

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Tom Rogers Assistant Chief Operator (978) 388-0853
Jeffrey Mason Water Systems Manager (978) 388-0853