What can I do to reduce exposure to lead?
  • Be careful of places you may find lead in or near your home. Paint, soil, dust and some pottery may contain lead.
  • Run the tap until the water feels cold. Then fill a pitcher with water and place in refrigerator for future use.
  • Never use hot water from the faucet for drinking or cooking - especially when making baby formula or other food for infants.
  • Ask your local water department if there are any lead service pipes leading to your home.
  • Test your tap water. Contact MWRA for more tips and a list of certified labs.

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1. Does the Town test the water?
2. Does the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) water contain lead?
3. Is drinking water the main source of lead exposure?
4. How is my water tested for lead?
5. What are the results? What levels have been found?
6. What can I do to reduce exposure to lead?
7. Should I buy a water filtration system or bottled water?
8. How do I get information about lead in my drinking water?
9. 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?
10. Who can I contact if I have questions about government regulations of drinking water supplies or water quality in general?
11. I have a home water treatment system (or am interested in purchasing one). Where can I go for independent information on these products?
12. I use a filter in my home and I have to change it more frequently than the manufacturer specifications. Why is this?
13. Where can I learn more about the Water System?
14. Where can I read more Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Drinking Water?
15. Where can I see water quality test results?