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:
Middleton, MA Water Quality Report
Do You Know Your Town's Water Quality?
Where your Drinking Water Comes From
The Town of Danvers is responsible for the treatment and supply of all drinking water for both Middleton and Danvers. The Vernon C. Russell Water Treatment Plant located at Middleton Pond opened in 1976. On average 2.92 million gallons is pumped per day. There are also secondary reservoirs at Emerson Brook in Middleton and Swan Pond in North Reading. In addition to these surface water supplies, the Town of Danvers has two water supply wells. Well #1 is located in Middleton, and Well #2 in located in Danvers. If necessary, water can also be purchased from the cities of Beverly and Peabody through interconnections in the distribution system. Although the town of Danvers is responsible for the treatment and supply of drinking water, the Middleton Water Department is responsible for the water quality and maintenance throughout the town. The Middleton distribution system has roughly 40 miles of water lines and 442 fire hydrants. Throughout the year, personnel perform maintenance of the system such as sampling, flushing of hydrants, service and inspections, Dig-Safe markouts, gate valve exercises, and much more. In 2019 roughly 1 million gallons of water was flushed though the system as preventative maintenance. Middleton has 1,858 service connections that distribute drinking water to 6,988 residents and local businesses. The Middleton Water Department tests weekly for coliform bacteria, quarterly for Stage 2 disinfection by-products, and every three years for lead and copper
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 Middleton water: click here https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/system.php?pws=MA3206000
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.