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Sodium

The Acton Water District conducts annual sampling of all wells for sodium. The most recent results entering our distribution system are listed in the table below.

Date  Source  Concentration (mg/L)
6/6/16 South Acton WTP 48.2
5/18/16 Clapp/Whitcomb WTP 87.6
12/21/16 North Acton WTP 92.8
6/28/16 Conant I Well 74.3
5/18/16 Conant II Well 63.4

Although sodium does not have a maximum contaminant level, the Department of Environmental Protection does have a guideline of 20 milligrams per liter (mg/L) for sensitive individuals, such as those on very salt-restricted diets. Sodium levels in drinking water vary considerably from well to well and month to month. For the most accurate data on sodium levels at your home, an individual tap sample would be necessary.