Lowell Regional Water Utility
Dear Consumer: The Lowell Regional Water Utility (LRWU) is proud of the fine drinking water it provides to the residents of Lowell and to several of our neighboring communities. We are pleased to present a summary of the quality of the water provided to you during the calendar year 2011. The USEPA 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) required that all utilities across the country issue an annual “Consumer Confidence Report” to their customers in addition to other notices that may be required by law. This report details where our water comes from, what it contains, and the possible risks to the health of certain segments of the population. Our constant water testing and the continuously updated treatment plant are designed to insure that we are providing you with the safest and most reliable water supply. We encourage public interest and participation in our community's decisions affecting drinking water. Informed consumers are our best allies in maintaining safe drinking water. All requests for information or any questions regarding this, “Water Quality Report”, should be directed to Steven Duchesne, Operations Superintendent, at 978-674-4240, or Fax at 978-970-4235.
From the desk of Dan Lahiff, Executive Director
The LRWU is continuing its focus on improving water service to the consumer population it serves. Recently completed projects and new projects currently underway will further improve the quality, pressure and reliability of the water we deliver to consumers. We are also continuing to improve the overall efficiency of the water treatment plant and pumping operations. These projects include improvements to the distribution system, pumping stations and water treatment plant, including the installation of a 610Kw photovoltaic system, upgrades to the water meters and meter reading system. The Cross Connection Control Program is also being improved. These projects will insure that the high water quality produced at the treatment plant is reliably delivered to consumers for many years to come. The City of Lowell continues to provide residents with the highest water quality at one of the lowest rates ($2.076/HCF) in the Commonwealth, of 273 communities and water systems, Lowell ranks 12th for the lowest rates in the state.