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:
Wilmington, MA Water Quality Report
Do You Know Your Town's Water Quality?
Where your Drinking Water Comes From
Wilmington Water Supply: The Wilmington distribution system consists of over 138 miles of water main, 1250 public fire hydrants and three water storage tanks and provides drinking water to 99 percent of all residents and businesses in the Town. The Town has four active wells that serve as the primary supply of water for the system: Brown’s Crossing, Barrow’s, Shawsheen Avenue, and Salem Street. After being treated at one of the two water treatment plants, water is pumped to three storage tanks and to the homes and businesses throughout Wilmington. In times of high demand, MWRA (Massachusetts Water Resource Authority) water is used to supplement the Town’s supply. On an annual basis, Town wells supply about 80 percent of water and MWRA provides about 20 percent.
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 Wilmington 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.