Water / Sewer Commission

About the Commission

The Water/Sewer Commission is a five member committee responsible for overseeing all matters related to public water and sewer in the Town of Charlton

Many of our forms and permits for the Water/Sewer Dept. are listed below.
Those looking to do business are still encouraged to do so by remote means through Resources available at www.townofcharlton.net

Fire Hydrant Update

The fire hydrants that were installed on the waterline located on Morton Station Rd., Old Worcester Rd., Muggett Hill Rd. and Old Muggett Hill Rd. may have a “Flushing Only” ring on them.  

There is not enough water pressure or volume at this time to consider them true Fire Hydrants and are classified as Flushing Hydrants. 

The hydrants were installed when the waterline extension was designed should there be future improvements that would allow them to be used for fire protection. 

Press Releases

View the following water Press Releases:

Legal Notice

Sewer Moratorium update: At a regular scheduled meeting Tuesday,  July 12, 2022, of the Water and Sewer Commission the following motion was approved:

Mr. Jennings motioned to extend the Moratorium to August 3, 2024, subject to the fact, that it can be modified by the Commission within these two years. The purpose of this Motion is to orderly and fairly, allocate the prescribed capacity in the following manner and amounts: The Capacity is 100,000 gallons per day of residential like sewerage. 50,000 gallons per day to be reserved for residential use, those residents within the current sewer area: and 50,000 gallons per day to be reserved for commercial and industrial growth. To qualify, for the commercial-industrial availability of 50,000 gallons per day, no one applicant will be allowed to request more than 10,000 gallons per day capacity without approval by the commission. Residential, commercial and industrial applicants, not within the service area can be reviewed by the Commission. The Commission has the right to review and modify this Moratorium at any time. This Motion shall remain in effect until August 3, 2024, or when capacity is reached, if sooner. Seconded by Mr. Coleman. Motion passes unanimously.

SSO Notifications

In January 2021, Governor Baker signed An Act Promoting Awareness of Sewage in Public Waters into law.  This new law will make sure the public knows when untreated sewage flows into Massachusetts waters.  This includes certain Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs).  The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the Town of Charlton recognizes the importance of notifying the public when untreated sewage is released into our waters.

When a discharge of overflow occurs, a public advisory notification will be sent out. On business days, this website will be updated within 4 hours of the notification. During nights, weekends or holidays, this website will be updated on the next business day. 

You can also see a list of discharge and overflow events on the MassDEP website. 

Click here to sign up for Emergency Alerts.

Applications & Other Resources