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3/8/2016 - Confirmation that there is no lead in Agawam's water supply

 

MEMORANDUM

 

To:

Mayor Richard A. Cohen

From:

Christopher J. Golba, Superintendent

Date:

March 8, 2016

Subject:

Lead in Drinking Water

 

The Town of Agawam is supplied with water from the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission’s Cobble Mountain Reservoir. The water is filtered through slow or rapid sand filtration, treated to inhibit corrosion of home plumbing, adjusted for pH and disinfected with chlorine before it is distributed throughout the Town of Agawam.

 

The Agawam Water Department routinely tests the water for a number of water quality parameters including Lead. The Lead and Copper sampling locations include 30 residential locations and all of the Towns Schools.

 

It is important to note that there is no lead in the water being supplied to the Town of Agawam. The only source of lead, if present, would occur  if the water was in contact for extended periods of time with lead soldered joints or brass fixtures. Simply running the water for 30 seconds to 2 minutes will effectively flush the water line and eliminate any possibility that leaching of lead could have occurred.

 

The combination of corrosion control treatment by the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission and the routine testing done by the Agawam Water Department ensures the high quality of water that we provide to our customers. Additional Information about lead can be obtained by going online at http://www.epa.gov/your-drinking-water/basic-information-about-lead-drinking-water#skin.

 

 

Christopher J. Golba

Superintendent DPW