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:
Westford, MA Water Quality Report
Do You Know Your Town's Water Quality?
Where your Drinking Water Comes From
Where Does Westford Water Water Come From?
Your water source is from groundwater supplied by two major aquifers in the area, Stony Brook and Beaver Brook.
Forge Village Well Field
Nutting Road Well
Depot Road Well
Country Road II
Forge Village II Well
Howard Road Well
Is My Water Treated?
We make every effort to provide you with safe and pure drinking water. To improve the quality of the water delivered to you, we
treat it to remove several contaminants.
• Disinfectant is added to protect you against microbial contaminants.
• The water is filtered to remove iron and manganese, small particles, and organisms such as algae, parasites, and bacteria.
• The water is chemically treated to reduce lead and copper concentrations at your tap.
• Fluoride is added to aid in dental health and hygiene (0.61 ppm annual average in distribution system).
• The water is aerated to reduce radon amounts, raise the pH, and remove volatile organic compounds.
• Ultraviolet light is used as an additional guard to protect you against pathogens.
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 Westford 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.