Saugus, MA Water Quality Report
Where Your Drinking Water Comes From
The Saugus Department of Public Works (DPW) works in partnership with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) to deliver water to your tap. 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 delivers approximately 2.9 million gallons of water to residents and businesses each day. The department maintains approximately 125 miles of water pipelines and 9,000 service connections.
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.