Acton’s Groundwater supplies are a limited resource. The Acton Water District draws its water from a few medium-yield aquifers. Acton does not have the wealth of high-yield aquifers, as do some nearby towns. Forty percent of the District’s supply was temporarily lost in 1977 due to organic chemical contamination of two of the District’s wells.
The soon to be commissioned new water filtration plant in South Acton off High Street is approximately 75% complete. The building is fully erected, and the exterior masonry has been completed. Windows & doors are currently being installed, along with the interlocking seam metal roof, which is about 90% installed.
The Acton Water District is a community public water supply that delivers high quality drinking water to the majority (about 95 percent) of the residents of the town of Acton, Massachusetts. All of the water provided from the District comes from eleven wells located within the town of Acton. The District’s system consists of 106 miles of water main, four storage tanks, and a variety of treatment facilities that assist in the production of high quality finished water.
The Acton Water District is a municipal entity separate from the Town of Acton chartered by the Massachusetts Legislature’s Acts of 1912. The Town of Acton’s web site is www.Acton-Ma.gov.
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The South Acton Water Treatment Plant (SAWTP) is approximately 85% complete.
The Acton Water District (AWD) is aware that customers have received a direct solicitation from HomeServe USA Repair Management Corp (HomeServe).
Sustained pressure that exceeds 80 psi can damage on-site plumbing systems and may affect your water fixtures. Some areas of our system do exceed this pressure and you may consider having a licensed plumber install a pressure-reducing valve at your home.
Our water system recently violated a monthly drinking water standard. Although this incident was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did to correct this situation.
March 9, 2015