Milton, MA Water Quality Report
Where Your Drinking Water Comes From
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is the only source of water distributed by the Town of Milton. Milton uses an average of 2.24 million gallons of water daily. Your water comes from the Quabbin Reservoir, about 65 miles west of Boston, and the Wachusett Reservoir, about 35 miles west of Boston. Water from the Ware River can also add to the supply at times. These pristine reservoirs supply wholesale water to local water departments in 51 communities. The two reservoirs combined supplied about 200 million gallons a day of high quality water to consumers in 2019.
The Town of Milton’s water distribution system is comprised of over 130 miles of water mains, 1,200 fire hydrants, 2,300 gate valves and nearly 9,000 water services. The system takes water from the MWRA delivering water to homes, businesses, and other facilities for drinking water and commercial use. The system is also used to provide fire protection. The Town is constantly improving our system by performing annual leak detection surveys to reduce water waste and by daily review of the security of the water system facilities. The Public Works Department crews are continuously performing maintenance activities to ensure the reliability of our water system.
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.