Water & Sewer Division

TRI-TOWN WATER BOARD

Chair: Joseph C. Sullivan, Mayor, Braintree

Board Member: William Alexopolous, Town Council, Randolph  

Board Member: Tim Gordon, Town Administrator, Holbrook

11/14/2019

Water Quality Advisory

Dear Water System Customer:

In an effort to be proactive and transparent in managing and protecting the Tri-Town’s public water supply, the Tri-Town Board recently conducted voluntary testing for the emerging contaminant known as per- and polyflouroalky substances (PFAS) as part of the design of the new Tri-Town Regional Water Treatment Plant.  PFAS has been detected at low levels in the water supply for Braintree, Randolph and Holbrook averaging 24.5 parts per trillion (the current EPA/MassDEP Federal and State Health Advisory is 70 parts per trillion).

Out of an abundance of caution and given our commitment to keeping you informed, we are providing this information even though the levels do not trigger a notice under drinking water regulations.  Efforts are already underway to pilot and implement a treatment system to reduce PFAS from the water supply.  The Tri-Town will continue to test PFAS levels on a regular basis and update the communities on our progress.

Please note that our Tri-Town water supply source meets or exceeds public water supply quality standards. We remain committed to providing a clean and safe water supply to residents.  The Tri-Town Board is working in conjunction with MassDEP.  Please visit the state website at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/per-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas for up to date information about PFAS.

PFAS (per- and polyflouroalky substances) are a large group of man-made chemicals that have been used since the 1950’s in a number of products including nonstick cookware, water resistant clothing, food packaging materials, and firefighting foam.

If you have any further questions please contact the following:

Braintree

Water and Sewer Division of the Braintree Department of Public Works at (781) 794-8943 or Louis Dutton, Superintendent ldutton@braintreema.gov

Randolph/Holbrook

Joint Water Board at Holbrook Public Works Superintendent Chris Pellitteri (781) 767-1800 cpellitteri@holbrookmassachusetts.us or Randolph Department of Public Works Superintendent Keith Nastasia 781-961-0940 knastasia@randolph-ma.gov

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Massachusetts State Drinking Water Results for Randolph from 1988- Present

Town Manager Water Presentation Sept. 12, 2019

Joint Water Board Water Treatmant Plant Emergency Upgrades Presentation June 10, 2019

Environmental Partners Letter to Town Council RE: the Water Treatment Plant Upgrades Sept. 9, 2019

Milky/Cloudy Water Factsheet

Town Council Meeting Sept. 10, 2019 (Video) - Water Treatment Plant Discussion - (Discussion begins at 2 minutes and 30 secs) 

Town Council Meeting June 10, 2019 (Video) - Tri-Town Water Board Presentation - (Discussion begins at 29 minutes) 

Ways to conserve water

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