Wakefield, MA Water Quality Report
Where Your Drinking Water Comes From
The Town of Wakefield uses an average of 1.9 million gallons of water a day. Most of the Town’s water is supplied by the MWRA through 3 separate connections and meters. The Broadway Treatment and Pumping Facility is used to supplement the MWRA supply and to aid in times of high demand, such as in the summer or firefighting situations. The Broadway Facility can also aid in temporarily supplying the entire Town under controlled use conditions (water restrictions) in the event of an emergency, such as a temporary interruption of one of the MWRA connections. Having the Broadway Facility as an additional supply to the MWRA makes it an invaluable part of Wakefield’s system.
The Wakefield Public Works Water Division maintains and operates the Broadway Treatment Facility, approximately 110 miles of water mains, 900 fire hydrants, the Linden Street water booster station, the Harts Hill standpipe, pressure reducing valves, blow-off valves, and multiple gate and service valves. We maintain the system including leak detection, repairs to main breaks, water main replacement, replacing older water meters, water main flushing, replacing hydrants, and responding to the needs and concerns of our residents. We conduct a thorough water sampling and testing program meeting all State and Federal requirements. We also maintain an active Cross Connection Control Program, continuously inspecting facilities and testing devices to protect the water system from contamination.
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.