Groveland, MA Annual Water Quality Report

Do You Know Your Town's Water Quality?

Before we begin to design your system, TrueWaterQuality always researches the quality of your city or town water so we can optimize the filtration of your home’s water. If you have your own well we suggest comprehensive testing. Here are a couple useful resources to explore for those homeowners on Town Water who want to know what’s in their drinking water:

Where your Drinking Water Comes From

The Town of Groveland is served by a groundwater supply, consisting of three gravel-packed wells. Well #1 is located at 462 Main Street, Well #3 is located behind the Pines Recreation Area, and Well #4 is located further down the river from Well #3. Wells #1 and #3 are serviced by vertical turbine pumps that draw water from 50 feet down below the surface. The pumps are connected by long shafts to the drive motors, which are housed in the building above the wells. Well #4 uses a submersible well pump, which is composed of a sealed motor and pump mounted under water 35 feet down in the well. Each of the wells can run independently of each other. Groveland’s water is distributed through a network of water mains approximately 36.5 miles long and ranging in size from 2 to 12 inches in diameter. There are currently 1,971 active services connected to our system.

EWG: Tap Water Database

The Environmental Working Group is a non- profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. 

Since 2010, water utilities’ testing has found pollutants in Americans’ tap water, according to an EWG drinking water quality analysis of 30 million state water records.

The site features research and news about pollutants found in drinking water, Drinking Water Standards and Consumer Reports. What is interesting about the EWG database is that for each type of contaminant found in your town’s water the site shows the “goal” target level in addition to the Federal government’s Maximum allowable level.

Click here to see EWG’s report on Groveland water: click here

The law requires water utilities to communicate specific information to consumers in an annual report by July 1st of each year. This report is known by various names such as a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), “water quality report,” or “drinking water quality report.”

The CCR provides a wealth of information, including:

The SOURCE of your drinking water (e.g., lake, river, aquifer)

The LEVELS of any contaminants found in your drinking water, and for comparison, the maximum level permitted by the EPA (the EPA’s health-based standard called the “maximum contaminant level”) The POTENTIAL health effects of any contaminant detected at levels higher than the health standard.

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