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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
June 12, 2015

Ria Convery
(617) 788-1105,

MWRA's Annual Water Report is in the Mail
Test Results Confirm Water Quality is Excellent

cover of mwra annual drinking water quality report for 2014

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 2014, MWRA again met every federal and state drinking water standard. The hundreds of thousands of tests taken during the year confirm that the quality of MWRA’s water is excellent.

MWRA hopes the report will encourage residents to drink local tap water and highlights that MWRA water was chosen as the best tasting in the country in 2014 at an annual conference of water specialists.

“And it’s not just the taste of the water that’s good,” said MWRA’s executive director Fred Laskey. “We take hundreds of thousands of tests each year, and your water met every state and federal drinking water standard.”

There are several reasons the water tastes so good, beginning with high-quality source water. Next is the state-of-the-art treatment we provide - starting with ozone in 2005 and then adding UV light in 2014. After treatment, the water does not see the light of day until it reaches consumers’ faucets.

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 in English and in Spanish. Large print versions are available upon request.


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Posted June 12, 2015