2012 Consumer Confidence Report
The Cohasset Water Department (DEP ID# 4065000), under the direction of the elected Board of Water Commissioners,provides public drinking water to about 2,600 connections for about 7,000 Cohasset residents and provides and maintains a water systemfor firefighting. We provide drinking water for almost 90% of thepopulation of Cohasset.
This Water Quality Report describes the sources of yourdrinking water and the quality of that water for the period from January 1 - Dec. 31, 2012. We are pleased to report that during the past year, the water quality delivered to your home or businesscomplied with all state and federal drinking water requirements.
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Learn about Lead in Drinking Water
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Cohasset Water Department are concerned about lead in your drinking water. Although most homes have very low levels of lead in their drinking water, some homes in the community have lead levels above the EPA action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb), or 0.015 milligrams of lead per liter ofwater (mg/L).
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Cohasset Water and Traffic
Learn about Traffic and Safety and Traffic Counts in Cohasset.
2008 Water Quality Report and Where Your Drinking Water Comes From Map
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Rate Increase Proposal and Schedule
Rate Increase and Capital Projects Proposal Overview
BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS
Town of Cohasset
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Case Study in Practical Approaches for Water Supply versus Aquatic base Flow Needs
Cohasset Water Supply subject of New England Water Works Journal article
Water Commission received a Smart Growth Award
The Water Commission received a Smart Growth Award from the state Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) for our Raingarden Project, which was also featured on the EOEA web page as one of four case histories on how to implement a local Low Impact Development Project.
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2006 Water System Improvements
- The Water Commission received a Smart Growth Award from the state Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) for our Raingarden Project, which was also featured on the EOEA web page as one of four case histories on how to implement a local Low Impact Development Project.
- The Department received an award from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for exemplary fluoridation practices.Replaced 6300 feet (1.2 miles) of undersized water mains to improve fire protection and water quality.
- Replaced 6 fire hydrants and installed 12 new fire hydrants.
- Numerous improvements to the Lily Pond Water Treatment Plant process and instrumentation which resulted in measurable improvements in drinking water quality including This is evidenced by our highest ever percent removal of Total Organic Content or TOC (a precursor for disinfection by products) on July 20th of 80.8%.
- Installed a tank mixing system in the Bear Hill storage tank
- Acquired over 22 acres of watershed land to protect drinking water quality.
- Awarded contract to install 26 additional raingardens in the Lily Pond Watershed to reduce nutrient loading and improve water quality .
- Purchased a web based GIS/GPS system, which will allow us to locate and map all our underground pipes and valves very accurately. Previously, records of locations of pipes and valves were measured relative to buildings, telephone poles and trees, which can change over the decades.
We encourage the public interest and participation in Cohasset's decision affecting drinking water. The Water Commission usually meets every other Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Lily Pond Water Treatment Plant, 339 King Street.
Meeting notices are posted at Town Hall. Feel free to attend and to participate in our meetings. Please call the Water Department at 383-0057 (fax 383-2906) with any questions or concerns.
Recipient of the 2003 Massachusetts Public Water System Award
One of the top 10% water systems in the State !