Water Department

A large watershed surrounded by green trees.

Quick Facts About Water Service in Attleboro

  • 252 miles of water mains
  • 3.50 million gallons of water pumped per day in winter
  • 6.75 million gallons of water pumped per day in summer
  • Daily temperatures recorded December 1939 to present
  • First rain gauge used in 1895
  • Monthly and daily precipitation totals maintained from November 1937 to present
  • Most rain in 24 hours period of 6.25 inches recorded in October 15, 2005
  • Most rain in 48 hours period of 7.27 inches recorded on October 14-15, 2005
  • Most rain in 72 hours period of 8.06 inches recorded on October 14-16, 2005
  • Official state weather observer in 1896
  • Over 1800 fire hydrants
  • Over 13,000 Accounts

  • Seasonal snow high recorded of 106.5 inches in 1995-1996
  • Seasonal snow low recorded of 10 inches in 1979-1980
  • Serves a population of 43,000
  • Yearly precipitation totals maintained from 1901 to present
  • Lowest recorded temperature of -28 degrees occurred January 11, 1942
  • Highest recorded temperature of 103 degrees occurred July 6, 2010 and July 15, 1995
  • Highest monthly rainfall of 15.35 inches recorded in October 2005
  • Lowest monthly rainfall of .1 inches recorded in June 1949
  • Highest yearly rainfall total of 65.98 inches recorded in 1972
  • Lowest yearly rainfall total of 27.63 inches recorded in 1965
  • Most snow in 24 hour period recorded February 6, 1978 of 26 inches
  • Most snow in 48 hour period recorded February 6-7, 1978 of 34 inches