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Middlesex County Water Contaminants

Mid­dle­sex Coun­ty has some very dis­tinct zones where par­tic­u­lar water qual­i­ty is of con­cern. For exam­ple, Har­vard, MA has a fair­ly broad area where there is a high sus­cep­ti­bil­i­ty to Arsenic in water and Radon in water requir­ing water fil­tra­tionCarlisle has some areas of radon con­cen­tra­tion as well as Iron and Man­ganese in water which require a water soft­en­er, reverse osmo­sis and/or oth­er water fil­tra­tion equip­ment.  Also, Carlisle has no pub­lic water sup­ply and all pri­vate wells, many of which require a water soft­en­er or oth­er type of water fil­tra­tion sys­tem. You can go to http://www.carlislema.gov/pages/CarlisleMA_Health/indivwater for more infor­ma­tion on water in Carlisle.  Sud­bury town water is sup­plied from approx­i­mate­ly 11 dif­fer­ent sources (sur­face water sup­plies and wells). as a result,  wide incon­sis­ten­cies in Sud­bury water qual­i­ty may be expe­ri­enced through­out the year depend­ing on the pri­ma­ry source being pulled from. This may com­pli­cate the deter­mi­na­tion of what type of water soft­en­er or water fil­tra­tion sys­tem is most appro­pri­ate.  Hop­kin­ton has high Iron, Man­ganese and low pH in many of it’s pri­vate wells, as does Stow (The Boston Marathon starts in Hop­kin­ton on route 135) .  For more infor­ma­tion from the Hop­kin­ton Water Depart­ment, see the fol­low­ing link at Hop­kin­ton Dept Pub­lic Works-Water.  There is no pub­lic water sup­ply in Stow, only pri­vate wells or com­mu­ni­ty water sup­plies sourced from wells.  There used to be a pub­lic water sup­ply for some parts of Stow, but this was end­ed when the sup­pli­er filed for bank­rupt­cy in 2010, forc­ing Stow res­i­dents pre­vi­ous­ly ser­viced to dig their own pri­vate wells.  Many of the homes in Stow require some type of water fil­tra­tion, reverse osmo­sis or water soft­en­er sys­tem for either health relat­ed or aes­thet­ic water qual­i­ty issues. Gro­ton, Dun­sta­ble, Ash­land and many oth­er towns in the coun­ty also expe­ri­ence high Iron, Man­ganese and low pH.

Reme­di­a­tion of these prob­lems can be achieved with water soft­en­ers, pH neu­tral­iza­tion, arsenic spe­cif­ic resin for the removal of arsenic from well water, sys­tems to remove radon from well water and oth­er water fil­tra­tion sys­tems, includ­ing reverse osmo­sis purifi­ca­tion.

Some of the com­mon water qual­i­ty issues found in oth­er towns with­in Mid­dle­sex Coun­ty also include Hard water, Arsenic in water, Radon in water, High Iron, Man­ganese and Low pH.

See the fol­low­ing link http://county-radon.info/MA/Middlesex.html for more infor­ma­tion about radon in Mid­dle­sex Coun­ty.  For more infor­ma­tion about arsenic in well water see the link at http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/drinking/arsenic-in-private-well-water-faqs.html

Have your water sup­ply test­ed for con­t­a­m­i­nants by con­tact­ing a H2O Care  treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al. If it is a health threat-relat­ed con­t­a­m­i­nant such as Arsenic or Radon, we can help you pre­pare a prop­er sam­ple to send to a state cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry and assist in inter­pret­ing the results. For basic water test­ing for pH, Iron, Man­ganese, Hard­ness or Total Dis­solved Solids, we offer com­pli­men­ta­ry water tests to Bris­tol, Essex, Mid­dle­sex, Suf­folk, Nor­folk, Worces­ter and Ply­mouth coun­ties.

Call H2O Care at (800) 539‑1100, email [email protected] or fill out our online con­tact form today.