Stoneham, MA Water Quality Report
Where Your Drinking Water Comes From
The Town of Stoneham purchases all of its water directly from the MWRA. Our water supply is furnished by means of aqueducts from Quabbin Reservoir, a man-made facility approximately 65 miles west of Boston. The reservoir was completed in 1939, encompasses 39 square miles and retains over 400 billion gallons. Six town boundaries and 2,500 persons living in 650 homes were relocated to provide the area to become the Quabbin Reservoir. Our Town has a network of nearly eighty miles of water main ranging from 4 to 20 inches diameter. To maintain its integrity, Stoneham has one of the more aggressive water main replacement programs of any MWRA community.
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.