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MWRA's Drinking Water Test Results for 2003
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Cover of the reportThis report is required under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act Public Law 104-12, Section 1414 (C), PWS ID #6000000

This report describes how we treat, test and deliver tap water to your home. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and your local water department test up to 500 samples each week, and test for over 120 contaminants each year. This report includes the results of those tests for 2003.

In 2003, MWRA met every standard except for lead. Lead is not in the source water but can enter through some household plumbing, and therefore, some homes in the MWRA service area may have higher levels of lead levels in their drinking water. Lead can pose a significant risk to your health. Please read the following report for more information on lead in tap water and to learn what MWRA is doing to get the lead out.

Metro Boston and Metro West area customers:
Chicopee Valley Aqueduct area customers:
Partially-supplied customers:
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Metro Boston and MetroWest area Communities

Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lexington, Lynnfield Water District, Malden, Marblehead, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Nahant, Newton, Norwood, Quincy, Revere, Saugus, Somerville, Southborough, Stoneham, Swampscott, Waltham, Watertown, Weston, Winthrop

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Chicopee Valley Aqueduct Communities

Chicopee, South Hadley Fire District #1, Wilbraham

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Partially-Supplied Communities

Bedford, Canton, Marlborough, Needham, Northborough, Stoughton, Wakefield, Wellesley, Winchester, Woburn

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If you have comments or questions about this report, please contact us. Email: joshua.das@mwra.state.ma.us, call (617) 242-5323, or send a letter to: MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY, 100 FIRST AVENUE, BOSTON MA 02129.

Revised December 8, 2004