Sewer Department

NOTE: Water & Sewer RatePayer - Due to the implementation of a new billing system, the town will be UNABLE TO ACCEPT ONLINE PAYMENTS FOR THE CURRENT BILLING CYCLE (this includes the Auto-Pay customers). You have the option of paying your bill by mail or in-person at the Provincetown Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street, Provincetown MA. Please check the Town of Provincetown website “Pay a Bill” ( over the next three months for the status with accepting online water and sewer payments. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sewer Emergency Number

For all sewer-related emergencies, please call this number (508) 487-5474.

Sewer Regulations 

View the file (PDF).

Adopted by the Water & Sewer Board

Sewer Planning - Latest Update (9/13/2021)

View latest sewer planning report (PDF)

Connection Rate Increase–Red Dot Properties
On July 12, 2007, the Provincetown Water and Sewer Board held a public hearing and voted, pursuant to MGL c. 83, §16, to increase the connection surcharge rate from the current rate of $39.08/gallon of Title 5 flow to $45.00/gallon. On August 27, 2007 the Provincetown Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to MGL c. 40, §22F, to approve the recommendation of the Water and Sewer Board effective November 1, 2007. This rate change affects only those Red Properties who have not connected to the sewer and who have not voluntarily begun paying a sewer connection surcharge. Red properties who connect to the sewer—or who agree to be assessed a connection surcharge—prior to November 1, 2007 shall be assessed at the current rate. Connections and requests for assessment of a sewer connection surcharge after November 1, 2007 shall be at the new rate. Inquiries may be directed to the Department of Public Works.

Elderly Low-Income Sewer Exemption

Effective April 15, 2016, the Provincetown Water and Sewer Board adopted an exemption equal to one-half of the charges for sewer service per billing cycle for those elderly low-income ratepayers who meet the requirements for a Clause 41C real estate tax exemption, as administered by the Board of Assessors. Contact the Board of Assessors for further details.

Licensed Sewer Connectors


Christopher W. Our
P.O. Box 1539 Harwich, MA 02645
(508) 432-0530
James W. Silva
P.O. Box 71 Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-1856

James J. Roderick
P.O. Box 637 Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-1578


Provincetown Sewer system special acts of the Legislature
Sewer district authorizationC. 157, St. 2000
Sewer design/build/operate authorizationC. 191, St. 2000
Sewer bettermentsC. 204, St. 2002
19.125% of local room tax for wastewater enterprise fundC. 391, St. 1998