Marblehead's Water Distribution System Has No Recorded Lead Service Lines
Paul E. Jalbert
P.O. Box 1108
24 hour Emergency Service
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM-12:15 PM
F. Carlton Siegel, Chairman
John P. Doane, Vice-Chariman
Bradford N. Freeman
Thomas L. Murray
With Flint, Michigan in the news recently for high levels of lead in its drinking water, many local residents are wondering if the same thing could happen in Marblehead.
Our water is supplied by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) and MWRA's water does not contain lead
The MWRA has issued a response to answer some of the many questions and concerns that have arisen because of the Flint incident. Read "What's Happening in Flint's Water System and How is MWRA Different"
for more information.
Another MWRA publication, "What You Need to Know About Lead In Tap Water,"
further explains how lead could
get into your home's water. And if you are still concerned, the MWRA has published a list of "Laboratories Certified for Lead Analysis in Drinking Water."
Lead Testing of Drinking Water in Public Schools
The Marblehead Water Department has worked closely with the Marblehead School Department to facilitate the lead testing of drinking water within each of the public schools. The Water Department has received the results from the MWRA and the following link will bring you to a webpage that contains a summary of the results by school. Please click here to access the test results.
Water and Sewer Commission
The Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners consists of five members who are elected to three-year staggered terms. The Commission meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM unless otherwise posted. Meetings are held at 100 Tower Way, Building # 11.
Water and sewer rates are set annually based on a Rate Study that determines the revenue required to fund expenses for the next fiscal year. The drain budget is funded through tax receipts that are appropriated at the Annual Town Meeting.
How to Calculate Mid-Cycle Water and Sewer Cost
Customers can determine their water and sewer usage at any time between billing cycles by following the instructions and examples given.
The Marblehead Water & Sewer Commission has joined Greenscapes
, an organization to promote the protection of water resources through resident education. Greenscapes publishes periodic on-line Newsletters containing useful information and tips.