Does the Town test the water?
Does MWRA water contain lead?
Is drinking water the main source of lead exposure?
- Flush the kitchen faucet for one minute in the morning or after coming home from school/work
- Use only cold water for drinking and cooking.
How is my water tested for lead?
What are the results? What levels have been found?
What can I do to reduce exposure to lead?
Test your tap water. Contact MWRA for more tips and a list of certified labs.
Should I buy a water filtration system or bottled water?
How do I get information about lead in my drinking water?
Contact the MWRA at 617-242-5323 or at www.mwra.com.
Who can I contact if I have questions about the specific water treatment techniques used in my community or if I have questions about the test results presented on this report?
Who can I contact if I have questions about government regulations of drinking water supplies or water quality in general?
The NSF Consumer Affairs Office can also address questions on these and other water quality topics. You can contact their Consumer Affairs Office via a toll-free consumer hotline at 1-877-867-3435 or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a home water treatment system (or am interested in purchasing one). Where can I go for independent information on these products?
NSF is the leading independent tester of home water treatment. They evaluate hundreds of brands of water treatment devices each year to ensure they meet the design and performance requirements of national public health standards. Consumers can be confident that home water treatment devices that carry NSF certification will actually reduce the contaminants as claimed by the manufacturer on the product label. In addition, you can also be assured that the product itself is not adding harmful levels of contaminants to the water.
Unlike many other product testing programs, NSF-certified products must be re-certified each year; this allows them to assure consumers that the products they are using continue to meet the strict national standards for public health and safety.
Although they do not make product recommendations, the NSF Consumer Affairs Office is available to answer general questions regarding home water treatment products and the testing our organization performs on these devices. You can contact their Consumer Affairs Office via a toll-free consumer hotline at 1-877-867-3435 or via email at email@example.com.
I use a filter in my home and I have to change it more frequently than the manufacturer specifications. Why is this?
The Water System
Frequently Asked Questions about Drinking Water
Water Quality Test Results