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Water and Sewer Divisions

Contact

Scott A. Vesey
Water and Sewer Superintendent

7 Canal Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Open:
Monday - Friday 7 am - 3 pm

Welcome to the Water & Sewer Division.

The Water & Sewer Superintendent oversees the distribution and treatment of 1.176 billion gallons of water to approximately 9,400 water service connections.

The Water Division maintains roughly 180 miles of water distribution mains ranging in diameter from 4 inches to 24 inches including over 1400 fire hydrants. Our divisions are also providing over 1600 Digsafe mark outs for water and sewer infrastructure to contractors and property owners through out the Town of Danvers.

Our water treatment plant operates a state certified laboratory for water bacterial analysis and ensures compliance with United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Act and our Modified Drinking Water Permit Requirements with The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Our Sewer Division maintains over 110 miles of gravity sewer main, 4 miles of sewer force main, 13 sewer pump stations that service approximately 8,200 sewer service connections while maintaining compliance with all applicable EPA & DEP Regulations.

Drinking Water Links

EPA Safe Drinking Water Act 

MassDEP Drinking Water Information

Public Drinking Water System Operations - Cross Connections

Current Outdoor Water Use Restriction Level

Effective August 29,  Danvers is currently at:

outdoor water restriction

Level 6 - ExtremeDrought Conditions

  • NO OUTDOOR WATER USE IS ALLOWED AT ANY TIME.
  • No sprinklers, irrigation systems, or hand watering with hoses or cans will be allowed. In addition, the filling of swimming pools and washing of cars are NOT permitted.
  • The Town of Danvers will continue to implement Level 6 Extreme Drought Conditions past October 1st as drought conditions persist.

Outdoor Water Restriction Description of Levels (May 1 - Oct 1)

Outdoor water restrictions were instituted when the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) mandated regulations as part of the Water Management Act, due to growing concerns of highly stressed river basins. Danvers is one of several communities in the Ipswich River basin, which is a stressed water basin that prompted these new regulations. DEP regulations include a summer cap, which runs from May 1 through October 1, restricting Town use to 3.8 million gallons per day (mgd). Conserving water proactively will reduce the need for the Town to implement more stringent restrictions later. The small changes you make can make a big difference!

Restriction Levels

  • Level 1   - Normal Conditions, no restrictions.
  • Level 2 – On May 1, the Town of Danvers moves to a Level 2 - Seasonal Conditions of our Outdoor Water Use Restrictions policy. This means Outdoor Lawn and Garden Watering is allowed between the hours of 7:00 PM & 8:00 AM ONLY.  Car washing is also allowed.
  • Level 3 - The Town of Danvers will shift outdoor water restrictions to Level 3 due to low flow in the Ipswich River. Level 3 drought conditions allow outdoor lawn & garden watering with sprinklers and/or irrigation systems on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday ONLY, from 7:00PM to 8:00AM the next day. Hand watering (hand-held hoses with nozzles and watering cans) is allowed anytime. Car washing is also allowed.
  • Level 4 - When the Town of Danvers increases outdoor water use restrictions to Level 4 drought conditions, this means outdoor watering with sprinklers and/or irrigation systems is allowed on Tuesday and Saturday ONLY from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Hand watering (hand-held hoses with nozzles and watering cans) is allowed anytime. Car washing is also allowed.
  • Level 5 – When the Town of Danvers moves to Level 5 drought conditions, this means that outdoor lawn & garden watering is restricted to hand-held hoses and cans ONLY, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 AM. No sprinklers or irrigation systems will be allowed.  In addition, the filling of swimming pools and washing of cars are NOT permitted.
  • Level 6 – If the Town of Danvers moves to Level 6 DROUGHT CONDITIONS, this means NO OUTDOOR WATER USE IS ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. No sprinklers, irrigation systems, or hand watering with hoses or cans will be allowed. In addition, the filling of swimming pools and washing of cars are NOT permitted.

Other Outdoor Restriction Information:

  • Please reference our Be Green page for both water saving measures and water product rebates.   Be Green
  • For landscaping ideas, please see our Greenscapes landscaping Guidelines - Greenscapes Guide
  • If a customer is in violation of the Outdoor Watering Restriction level in place, a warning will be issued by the Water & Sewer Division. If a second violation is observed after a seven-day period, a fine of $300 may be issued to the account holder.

If you have any questions, please call the Water & Sewer Supervisor at (978) 762-0235

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