Wilmington, MA Water Quality Report
Where Your Drinking Water Comes From
The Wilmington distribution system consists of over 138 miles of water main, 1250 public fire hydrants and three water storage tanks and provides drinking water to 99 percent of all residents and businesses in the Town. The Town has four active wells that serve as the primary supply of water for the system: Brown’s Crossing, Barrow’s, Shawsheen Avenue, and Salem Street. After being treated at one of the two water treatment plants, water is pumped to three storage tanks and to the homes and businesses throughout Wilmington. In times of high demand, MWRA (Massachusetts Water Resource Authority) water is used to supplement the Town’s supply. On an annual basis, Town wells supply about 80 percent of water and MWRA provides about 20 percent.
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.