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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 approximately 135 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


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News & Updates


Water & Wastepipe Testing Inc. will be conducting a leak detection survey of the water distribution system. The survey will begin on Monday, May 22nd, 2023, and should be completed by June 30th, 2023, weather permitting. The survey will be conducted between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The work procedures consist of listening on hydrants and gate valves within the system, and ground miking over the water main in selected areas, with leak detection equipment. Any questions regarding this work should be directed to the Acton Water District at 978-263-9107.


(Updated 03/09/2023)

Due to reduced production capacity associated with PFAS, the seasonal outdoor water use restrictions have been extended and will be in effect for the upcoming 2023 growing season.  These restrictions allow for lawn watering only 1 day per week.  We ask customers to adhere to our restrictions and encourage them to take further actions to reduce water waste inside and outside the home.

Please follow the link for more details and to find your watering day.

2022 Annual Report

Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

Information on this emerging contaminant, including a copy of the recent Public Notice (PN) mailed to all billed customers in Acton, a summary of what the PN said, water quality testing results, and helpful links can be found here.

Water Quality Report Available

The latest water quality report summarizing water samples collected throughout our system in 2021 is available at  Please share this information with other users of water in your home, business, or neighborhood.  If you require an alternate form of this report or have questions on the information contained in it, please contact Alexandra Wahlstrom, Environmental Analyst at 978-263-9107.

 4 MegaWatt Solar Array

After approximately four years of planning, permitting and design, the District’s selected contractor, EDF Renewables out of White River Junction, VT, has finally broken ground.

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Meetings & Events

 06/05/23 @ 7:00 pm 

 Commissioners Meeting