Throughout the month of June, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority will be mailing its Annual Water Quality Report to every household in its service area.
For 2017, as a system, MWRA again met every federal and state drinking water standard, including lead. The hundreds of thousands of tests taken during the year confirm that the quality of MWRA’s water is excellent.
Since the MWRA was created in 1984, over $2 billion has been invested to rehabilitate and modernize the entire drinking water system.
“From state-of-the-art treatment, to covered storage tanks, to installing new redundant pipelines and replacing older pipes in the communities, we want to make sure the water that flows to your tap is of the highest quality,” said MWRA’s executive director Fred Laskey. “Investing in infrastructure improvements also plays a large part in the economic health of our region.”
The report is distributed to over 850,000 homes in the MWRA service area as required under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Community-specific inserts also provide information about municipal water systems. The reports are being mailed through the end of June. Look for it in your mailbox.
The report is also available on-line and a Spanish language version will be available soon. A large print version is available upon request.
For more information, please visit MWRA’s website at www.mwra.com or call 617-242-5323.