Lexington, MA Water Quality Report

Where Your Drinking Water Comes From

The town of Lexington’s water comes from the Quabbin and Wachusett Reservoirs in Central Massachusetts, through the Wachusett Reservoir and is transported in tunnels and pipes to four metered locations that supply the Town. There are 158 miles of water distribution pipes in Lexington that, on aver- age, deliver approximately 5 million gallons per day (MGD) to our customers. Demand for water fluctuates seasonally, with higher volumes of water being used during the summer months. Lexington also has an irrigation meter policy where a second meter can be installed for lawn watering or other types of irrigation uses.

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.

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