Bedford, MA Water Quality Report
Where Your Drinking Water Comes From
Ninety percent of Bedford’s water comes from the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA)(i.e. Quabbin Reservoir) through 3 meter vaults at the Lexington town line and 10% from the Shawsheen Treatment Facility. However, the Shawnsheen wells were turned off in October due to the presence of PFAS. Although the detected levels were below the EPA’s health advisory, the Town is working with MassDEP to determine the next appropriate steps. Beford’s Water includes approximately 80 miles of water mains, 800 fire hydrants, 700 backflow prevention devices, 6000 service connections and three storage tanks.
How the MWRA Provides Safe Drinking Water
The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority maintains state-of-the-art treatment procedures and is committed to providing a reliable supply of water and to make sure your water is safe, fresh and tastes great. Redundant pipelines and tunnels allow inspection and maintenance of key facilities while ensuring uninterrupted service. The MWRA also continues to rehabilitate and replace pipelines throughout the distribution system to improve both reliability and water quality.