Lowell, MA Water Quality Report

Where Your Drinking Water Comes From

The only water supply for Lowell’s Water Treatment Plant is the surface water from the Merrimack River, which has its source in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The Intake Station is situated on the riverbank north of the city and water is pumped one half mile to the treatment plant. The interconnections with the surrounding communities are to supply them with water; they cannot supply water to Lowell.

Water Treatment and Distribution

The Lowell Regional Water Utility (LRWU) is proud of the fine drinking water it provides to the residents of Lowell and to several of our neighboring communities. Over the last two decades, the LRWU’s primary focus has been to improve the quality, pressure and reliability of the City’s water supply. They have performed numerous upgrades to the treatment plant and distribution system, each of which was required to satisfy regulatory requirements and improve water service to consumers. In 2019, the LRWU purified more than 4.1 billion gallons (4,167,000,009) of drinking water delivered to approximately 135,000 residents and businesses in the communities of Lowell, Dracut, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, and Chelmsford.

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