A Governmental Agency
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for the year ending 1999
Massachusetts Public Water Supplier at 435 1000We Want You to Know About Your Drinking Water
if you have questions about this report can the Water Superintendent at 771–7921
Your Water is Safe to Drink
Yarmouth Water is committed to providing Yarmouth residents and visitors with highest quality drinking water 24 hours a day 365 days a
year. To ensure we deliver this quality product Yarmouth Water has made significant investments in water treatment facilities, water
quality monitoring, water source protection, and distribution systems. We are pleased to be reporting the results of our 1999 water testing
directly to you the consumer.
Water Quality Testing
Each year the Yarmouth Water conducts more than 1,000 water quality tests on samples taken throughout the Town of Yarmouth. These
tests confirmed that your tap water meets all state and federal drinking water quality standards, and that your water is safe
to drink. We will
be mailing a report to you each year with information about the quality of your drinking water.
Your Drinking Water Source
Within the Town of Yarmouth there are 24 groundwater wells that draw water from 2 aquifers or lens. The Sagamore Lens which supplies
most of the water Yarmouth, and the Monomoy Lens which supplies the remainder to a lesser extent. Your tap water may come from either
of these sources depending up where you live and the time of year.
Protecting Source Waters
Even though Yarmouth Water uses basic treatment techniques along with so of the most advanced equipment available, it is still necessary
to start with the highest quality water sources. That is why Yarmouth Water owns and protects over 963 acres of land surrounding well
fields and aquifer recharge areas. Also inspect these areas regularly for any condition that could adversely a quality of the water. In
addition our staff reviews and comments on local land development plans near our well fields that could impact water quality. A complete
list of all the conuminants tested for is available at our offices, located at 99 Buck island Road W. Yarmouth, 8:30am-:30pm.In addition to water quality test results, this report will provide information about:
|• ||Where your water comes from|
|• ||Vulnerable Population information|
|• ||Definitions You Need to Know|
|• ||Associations we use to help us safe guard your water|
|• ||Other issues that effect the water you drink|
Water Quality Summary
The table below shows only the substances mat were detected in the Yarmouth Water in 1999. Not all substances were detected at each of
the 24 well fields and none of the samples collected at the 24 well fields exceeded the highest level (MCL) allowed for any one substance.