Quincy, MA Water Quality Report
Where Your Drinking Water Comes From
The City of Quincy purchases all of its water directly from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). The water is delivered through five MWRA master meters into the City’s distribution system. The system, which consists of a network of pipes, valves, hydrants and service lines, delivers water to homes, businesses and other facilities for drinking and other uses.
Quincy’s system is comprised of approximately 238 miles of water mains ranging from four-inch to twenty-inch in diameter, with 2,549 hydrants. There are thousands of gate valves that allow us to isolate portions of the system for repairs and maintenance.
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.