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    About SWD

    The Shirley Water District, Massachusetts first ever Water District, is a registered community based Public Water System providing approximately 150 million gallons of clean water to Shirley, MA and the surrounding community.

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    Catacunemaug Well

    Commissioned in 1950, the deep gravel packed Catacunemaug well is one of 3 in operation and is currently providing an average of 30 million gallons of clean water per year.

    Source Code #2270000-02G

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    Patterson Well

    Commissioned in 1977, the 50-foot deep gravel packed Patterson well currently pumps an average of 90 million gallons per year and is Shirley's primary source of water. 

    Source Code #2270000-03G

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    Walker Well

    SWD's most recently commissioned well provides nearly 30 million gallons of water to Shirley businesses and residents. 

    Source Code #2270000-04G

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    Lancaster Well

    The Lancaster Well is in development and with final source approval, it will deliver additional water supply to support Town of Shirley and the surrounding area economic growth plans.

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    Vision and Mission

    Shirley Water District’s vision is to exceed our customer's expectations while delivering clean and reliable water services at a reasonable cost.


    Our mission is to:

    • Provide reliable, high quality, affordable and sustainable water supply, treatment, and reuse systems
    • Assure responsive and satisfactory customer service

  • Shirley Water District People

    The goal of Shirley Water District is to provide our customers with the best drinking water and to provide services on a 24/7/365 day a year basis to our 4,900 customers. These professionals help us:

    Donald E. Farrar, Jr.

    Chair, Board of Water


    Milton E. Westover

    Member, Board of Water Commissioners

    Kevin A. Johnston

    Member, Board of Water


    Brian Boomgaarden


    Connor Boomgaarden

    Water Technician I

    Rhonda Caissie

    SWD Office Manager

    Renée Burns

    SWD Admin. Assist.

    Jenni Guthrie

    SWD Collector

  • Shirley Water Governance

    SWD is committed to being a transparent organization to promote accountability and provide customers with information. We welcome feedback from residents and businesses regarding ways to further improve.

    Fiscal Year 2024 Warrant

    2024 Scheduled Commissioners Meetings

    2024 Commissioner's Meetings Agendas

    2023 Commissioner's Meetings Agendas

    2023 Commissioner's Meetings Minutes

    2022 Commissioner's Meetings Agendas

    2022 Commissioner's Meetings Minutes

    2021 Commissioners Meetings Minutes

    Annual Report for Calendar Year 2020

    SWD 2020 Financial Report

  • Shirley Water District Notices

    SWD adheres to all state and federal regulations regarding the development, containment, and distribution of water. Please read our most recent notices.

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    Fiscal Year 2024 Warrant

    Posted April 20, 2023

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    Abbreviated Water Use Restriction with Variance Request Form

    Posted April 20, 2023

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    Complete Water Use Restriction by-law

    Posted April 20, 2023

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    2022 Annual Statistical Report

    Posted May 2, 2023

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    Released November 1, 2020

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    2022 Consumer Confidence Report

    Released May 2, 2023

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    PFAS Fact Sheet

    Posted January 10, 2020

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    PFAS Results- 2022

    Updated September 22, 2022

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    PFAS Results- 2021

    Updated March 11, 2022

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    Lead and Copper Results- July 2021

    Posted August 11, 2021

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    Rules and Regulations

    Posted June 21, 2021

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    Schedule of Fees

    Updated July 8, 2021

  • Forms and Applications

    To better support your need for clean water, please use the following rules & regulations, along with below service application, to request services from Shirley Water District. For any questions contact our offices.

  • Contact Us

    Our office hours are from 9 AM - 1 PM, Monday through Friday. Please feel free to contact us regarding your services using the form below or calling us at (978) 425-2245. For emergencies after normal business hours, please contact Ayer/ Shirley Regional Dispatch Center at (978) 772-8200 (0) for assistance.

    124 Ayer Road, Shirley, MA
    9am to 1 pm
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