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DEP NOTIFICATION: Notice of Noncompliance (QIV 2022)

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis and report
the results to MassDEP. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether our drinking water meets health standards. For the fourth quarter of 2022, samples were not taken for the Inorganic Contaminants (IOC) compliance monitoring and therefore, we cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time. This resulted in a Notice of Non-Compliance (NON) and samples were taken in January 2023, resulting in a Return to Compliance. IOCs (such as salts and metals) can be naturally occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. Some of these compounds are also added to improve the quality of your drinking water, such as chlorine and fluoride. The IOCs detected in the delayed sample included barium, fluoride and sodium. Please share this information with other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

What should I do? There is nothing you need to do at this time.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the notice, please contact Brad Perron, Deputy Director at (978) 922-2600.