- Water / Sewer Commission
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
Per ExxonMobil’s agreement with the MassDEP, property owners have until April 6, 2022 to agree to the municipal water line service connection.
If the property owner chooses not to sign the Agreement by April 6, 2022, they may elect to connect to municipal water later at their own expense (additional privilege fees may also be charged). ExxonMobil, with the approval of the MassDEP, may stop sampling the potable well and providing a supply of bottled water in the future if the property owner does not elect not to connect to municipal water.
Kleinfelder has been sending quarterly reminders since the water mains were activated in April 2021. If you are interested in the service connection, please contact Moira Johnson of Kleinfelder before April 6, 2022 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-270-6558.
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.
View the following water Press Releases:
- Estimating Water Costs for Charlton (PDF)
- ExxonMobil: Our Charlton Commitment
- Town of Charlton Water Agreement with ExxonMobil (PDF)
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.
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
- 2023 Town of Charlton Drainlayers
- Application - Drain Layer (PDF)
- Application - Sewer Connection Application Packet (PDF)
- Application for Metered Billing (PDF)
- Application for Water Tie In (PDF)
- Fee Schedule (PDF)
- Grinder Pump Policy (PDF)
- License for Drain Layers Bylaw (PDF)
- Map of Sewer Lines
- Rate Schedule
- Sewer Rates FY23
- Rules and Regulations for Metered Water and Sewer Billing (PDF)
- Senior Citizen Sewer User Abatement Exemption Form (PDF)
- Water and Sewer Contact Information (PDF)
- Water and Sewer Dept. Construction Standards
- Water and Sewer FAQs (PDF)
- Water Map with Water Main Extensions (PDF)