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.
Annual Town Election
Please click on the list to see the seats up for re-election May 2, 2020.
Nomination papers available in Town Clerk’s office beginning Monday, Feb. 3.
Southbridge Water Dept. hydrant flushing
The Southbridge Water Dept. will start its semi-annual hydrant flushing program on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at approximately 9:00pm and continue during overnight hours for approximately 6-8 weeks between the hours of 9:00pm and 5:00am. Flushing will start in the Westville area and continue easterly throughout the town.
The procedure will include the cleaning of the reservoir intake screens, flushing accumulated sediments from the water mains and testing the operation of each hydrant.
The Department requests that during this period customers check their water before washing clothes. Customer may also get accumulated sediments in their house laterals and experience some discolored water. This will clear after a brief run of water at the tap. Please contact the Southbridge Water Dept. at 508-764-3207 if you have any questions or comments.
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 Monday, July 23, 2018, of the water and sewer commission the following motion was approved:
Mr. Lemansky motioned to extend the Moratorium to August 3, 2020, 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, 2020, or when capacity is reached, if sooner. Seconded by Mr. Jennings. Motion passes unanimously.
- 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)
- 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 FAQs (PDF)
- Water Map with Water Main Extensions (PDF)