Water, water, everywhere..... but Chelmsford's is the best.
Okay... that might not be how that line goes, but Chelmsford residents can take pride in the fact that the stuff coming out of their faucets is coming from a system that earned a Public Water System Award from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP).
Since 1991, the award has been given to the top public water systems across the state, with only 81 of the 1,752 systems in Massachusetts receiving the honors this year as part of National Drinking Water Week.
“It is with pleasure that each year, from among the state’s many worthy public water systems, we note those whose effort we feel over the past year deserve special recognition," said MassDEP Commissioner Kenneth Kimmell.
The Chelmsford Water District's award came in the "Medium and Large Community" category, where it was joined by the Ashburnham/Winchendon Joint Water Authority, the Salem/Beverly Water Supply Board, Devens Mass. Development, the Pepperell Department of Public Works, the Uxbridge Department of Public Works, the Winchester Water Department, the Centerville/Osterville/Marston's Mills Water Department, the Halifax Water Department, the Harwich Water Department, the Mashpee Water District and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.
Other nearby recipients included the Tyngsborough Water District, which one in the "Consecutive System Awards" category, and the Groton Water Department, which won the Water Conservation Award.
The district also won awards from Mass DEP last year as well.