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:
West Newbury, MA Water Report
Do You Know Your Town's Water Quality?
Where your Drinking Water Comes From
West Newbury drinking water comes from Wellfield #1, which is located at 999 Main Street. The well field is comprised of nine individual driven wells that are manifolded together. We have approximately twenty-nine miles of water main, two water storage tanks and one booster transfer station. We supply water to approximately 1,050 services, which is approximately sixty five percent of the town. In addition, we purchase water from the City of Newburyport when it is impossible to keep up with demand or we experience low water levels in the well. Newburyport’s water supply is comprised of eighty-percent surface water and twenty-percent ground water. The surface water comes from the Indian Hill Reservoir in West Newbury, the Artichoke Reservoir located in both West Newbury and Newburyport located next to the West Newbury Wellfield at 999 Main Street and the Bartlett Spring Pond in Newburyport. The ground water comes from two separate gravel packed wells.
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 West Newbury 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.