City Of Lawrence



City Hall
200 Common Street, Suite 204
Lawrence, MA 01840
Tel. (978) 620-3110
Fax. (978) 722-9170

To provide the highest quality drinking water and wastewater collection services to our ratepayers and stakeholders alike, protecting public health and safety; all the while maintaining some of the lowest rates in the Commonwealth. The Lawrence Water & Sewer Department is committed to ensuring environmental stewardship through a combination of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency upgrades. We encourage stakeholder involvement and seek to maintain transparency and open channels of communication between the Department and the community we serve.


The City of Lawrence Water & Sewer Department is committed to providing quality drinking water that meets and exceeds all primary and secondary health and safety standards. Our compliance and water testing protocols are routinely monitored by state and federal regulators to certify that safe drinking water is delivered to all consumers. It is with great pleasure that I report to you that in Lawrence, we are in good standing with all administrative authorities concerning our drinking water. As a consumer, you can be sure that we delivering safe water to your tap on a daily basis. Click here to view the 2018 Water Quality Report.

2018 sewer main cleaning and inspection

The City of Lawrence Water & Sewer Department will be performing cleaning and inspection of approximately 22 miles of sewer mains throughout the City. Work will begin in April and be completed by the end of November. An overview map illustrating the proposed pipe sections associated with this year’s work along with previously inspected pipe segments is available below. Our subcontractor, Truax Corporation, will be performing this work on behalf of the City. We do not anticipate any road closures or significant traffic impacts, however, police details may be used during the course of this work. See full-sized map

water street sewer main rehabilitation july-november 2018

The City of Lawrence Water & Sewer Department will be performing necessary sewer replacement work on Water Street. The Water Street work zone will include the area between Caulkins Court and Melrose Street. We anticipate that the sewer project will begin in July 2018 and continue until November 2018... Read More


The City of Lawrence will be completing improvements on the water distribution system in North Lawrence (Sunset Avenue and Saratoga Street) and South Lawrence (Amherst Street, Clifton Street and Easton Street)... Read More

hydrant flushing notice

The City of Lawrence Water & Sewer Department will be testing fire hydrants and valves throughout the water distribution system throughout the spring and summer of 2018. Interruptions in water service during the testing period are not anticipated, but any disruptions that do occur are expected to be brief.

If you experience discolored water as a result of the work, please run your outside faucet until the water runs clear.

If you have any questions, please contact the Lawrence Water Department at (978) 620-3110. Thank you for your cooperation with this essential testing program.

How to Save Water at Home - Book Cover


This step-by-step manual is designed to help the do-it-yourself-er identify and correct leaking faucets and appliances throughout the house. This book was originally produced for the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico by Cooney, Watson and Associates, Inc. with Design and Illustrations by Ken Wilson Design, Inc. It has been revised and reproduced by the Southwest Environmental Finance Center, a program of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of New Mexico.

new fats, oils, and greases (fog) regulations

The City of Lawrence Water & Sewer Department, in partnership with the Mayor’s Health Task Force, has implemented a new Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Control Program. The aim is to reduce sewer backups, sanitary sewer overflows, and other public health hazards caused by FOG accumulation in the public sewer system. Click here to read more.


Customers should protect water meters and supply lines from low temperatures to prevent freezing. Frozen pipes may burst and can result in water damage to your property. The Lawrence Water & Sewer Department is not responsible for the customer's service line or water meter. Click here to read more.

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