In accordance with Sudbury Water District’s System Rules and Regulations:

Any person or entity seeking to perform work relating to the public drinking water system including but not limited to water main/service excavation, installation, repair, relocation or disconnection on both public and private ways and parcels must hold or acquire a valid Water Contractor’s license issued by the Sudbury Water District.

  • Water Contractor’s Licenses expire annually on December 31
  • All water work must meet or exceed the District’s general regulations and standard requirements

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Any person or entity seeking to perform work relating to the public drinking water system including but not limited to water main/service excavation, installation, repair, relocation or disconnection on both public and private ways and parcels must hold or acquire a valid Water Contractor’s license issued by the Sudbury Water District. To qualify for a Water Contractor’s license please complete and submit a Water Contractor’s License Application, together with the following:

  • 1-Copy of a Valid MA Hoisting License
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance
  • $50.00 Annual Application Fee
  • $5,000.00 Annual Surety Bond
  • Three (3) Municipal or Construction related Letters of Reference*
    *required for new applicants only, subject to the discretion of the Executive Director

Sudbury Water District is an independent municipal entity established by an Act of the Massachusetts Legislature in 1934. It is separate and distinct from the Town of Sudbury and is not affiliated with the Town of Sudbury’s Department of Public Works.

Issue Certificate of Liability Insurance Holder and Surety Bond Obligee to:
SUDBURY WATER DISTRICT
199 RAYMOND ROAD
SUDBURY, MA 01776 

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  • A Water Contractor’s license shall be deemed valid from the date of issuance to the end of the calendar year
  • All Water Contractor’s licenses expire on 31 December of the year it is issued

All fire pipes and domestic water services must have separate taps and cannot be interconnected in any way.  Any request for installation of a new fire pipe or modification of an existing fire pipe require payment of all applicable fees, a completed General Water Permit Application together with a Backflow Prevention Device Design Data Sheet and Piping Schematic.

Contact Sudbury Fire Department directly for information regarding Commercial and Residential Fire Sprinkler standards and specifications.

Complete and submit a  Backflow Prevention Device Design Data Sheet for District review and approval together with a General Water Permit Application, associated permits as required and applicable fees.

Required Piping Schematics:

  • A fully labeled detailed schematic of the potable and non-potable water piping immediately surrounding the backflow prevention device installation.
  • Schematic must be printed on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet and include a complete title block.

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By USPS:

Sudbury Water District
P.O. Box 111
Sudbury, MA 01776

By Hand Delivery:

Sudbury Water District
199 Raymond Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

By Email:
customerservice@sudburywater.com

Connection to the District’s water supply system must be inspected to ensure that the work is performed in accordance with the approved Utility Plan.  A General Water Permit Application (including supporting documents as required) and associated fees must be completed by the owner of the property, or the owner’s authorized agent and submitted to the District, prior to the initiation of any water related construction activities. Inspections apply to both domestic water installation and fire pipe installation or modification.

The contactor/excavator is responsible to complete a TRENCH INSPECTION TIE-CARD FORM for each connection. The form will be verified and certified by a District Inspector during the Trench Inspection.

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  • NOTICE
    48-hours advanced notice is required for inspection scheduling. Inspections are not scheduled on weekends, holidays or after regular work hours.
  • TAPS
    Water main taps are the responsibility of the property owner or the owner’s authorized agent, persons employed by the District are required be on-site to witness all taps.
  • TRENCH DEPTH
    The trench shall be a minimum depth of 4-feet and a maximum depth of 6-feet from the surface and include at least 1-inch of sand containing no large rocks.
  • DOMESTIC SERVICE MATERIAL
    The material to be used is 1-inch 3408 POLYETHYLENE (PE) standard CTS 200 PSI tubing with Direct Bury Trace Wire installed 3-feet below the surface.
  • FIRE PIPE MATERIAL
    Contact Sudbury Fire Department directly for information regarding Commercial and Residential Fire sprinkler standards and specifications.
  • SCHEDULING INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
    Contact the District Administration Office at 978-443-6602 to schedule inspections, provide no less than 48-hours advanced notice.

All meter installations include a Meter Transmission Unit (MTU) as part of District’s Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) system. The District will wire and program the MTU with the necessary account information. The District requires the owner to provide a suitable location for the installation of the MTU and the installation of all associated wiring, conduits and penetration points. Provisions must be made for a location that does not interfere with beams, columns, panels and other obstructions, both on the interior and exterior of the building. Only District personnel shall turn on the water service.

RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS, water service shall be turned on after:

  • A District inspector has signed-off on the Trench Inspection Tie Card Form and;
  • A water meter and meter transmission unit have been installed and activated by District personnel.

COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS, water service shall be turned on after:

  • A District inspector has singed-off on the Trench Inspection Tie Card Form and;
  • A District inspector has inspected and is fully satisfied that the meter installation meets all District general regulations, standards and specifications.

Note: Installation of Commercial, Industrial and Community Residential Buildings requiring a meter 1.5-inches in size or above is the responsibility and expense of the owner.

A final meter reading and inspection is required to transfer ownership. A Final Water Statement will be prepared for the Real Estate Settlement. Payment shall be  made in-person at the District Administration office. Upon payment in full a receipt will be provided for closing and the account will transfer to the new owner.