Who We Are
The Bourne Water District, established in 1939 through an act of the legislature, is the largest of the three water districts within the boundaries of the Town of Bourne, covering an area from the Sandwich town line to the Falmouth town line on the Cape side of the Canal.
Our mission is to provide clean safe water for the populace of the District from wells, facilities, and distribution system maintained to the highest standards.
Bourne Water District (BWD) is an entity existing within the confines of the Town of Bourne with it's own Board of Water Commissioners (BofWC) elected by popular vote by the registered voters of the District.
Bourne Water District's Board of Water Commissioners are unpaid, and they include Brian S. Handy, Chairman, serving since 1993, Michael R. Lyons serving since 1998, and Peter R. Way serving since 2005. The monthly Board of Water Commissioners meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8:30am and are open to the public. The annual District meeting is held the 4th Monday in April and the election, by ballot, of a Commissioner is held before the annual meeting.
The staff consists of a Superintendent, Treasure/Office Manager, 2 Clerks, Foreman, Station Operator, and 5 Crew members.