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 2016, 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.
The recent drought has reminded us all that it is always important to conserve water. This year’s report contains tips for saving water indoors and outdoors. We know that conservation works: over the last 30 years, customers in the MWRA service area have reduced their average daily demand from 340 million gallons per day in 1980 to about 200 million gallons today.
The report also includes important information about lead in drinking water and ways to minimize you risks. “The best way to ensure your safety is to stay informed,” said MWRA’s Executive Director Fred Laskey. “We hope our customers take a few moments to read this report. We have great confidence in the water we deliver to over 2 million customers and we want you to, as well.”
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 in a Spanish language version. A large print version is available upon request. For more information, call our drinking water quality hotline: (617) 242-5323.