For Release: 05/15/2022
Media Contact: Webster Water Department, 508-949-3861, Option 1
This is not an emergency. On Sunday May15th our largest well #6 at Memorial Beach developed a mechanical failure that may take several weeks to address. As a result of this failure, we are unable to sustain daily system demands and our stand-by backup well at Bigelow was reactivated. Our most recent PFAS testing at Bigelow shows results below the 20 parts per trillion maximum contaminant level with a quarterly average of 12.43 parts per trillion. We will collect additional PFAS samples on Monday May 16th as a precautionary measure.
We are committed to providing consumers with safe and reliable water and are working diligently to make repairs at well #6. As a consumer, you have the right to know what is going on and we appreciate your support.
Consumers concerned about potential health effects of PFAS should consult a medical professional. Please note our system remains in compliance and the water is safe to drink at this time. This is not an emergency.
For more information, visit our website at www.webster-ma.gov or call us at 508-949-3861, Option 1