Where Does Marblehead Get Its Water?
Paul E. Jalbert
100 Tower Way, Building #11
Marblehead, MA 01945
P.O. Box 1108
24 hour Emergency Service
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
7:45 AM - 12:15 PM
All water is supplied by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
(MWRA). It originates primarily from the Quabbin Reservoir and the Wachusett Reservoir. The water is treated at the Walnut Hill treatment facility before moving on to the MWRA communities. (Specific information on water treatment can be found on the MWRA website.)
The department delivers the water to individual customers and businesses. Currently there are approximately 8,000 water meters in Marblehead.
Two pump stations, one on Tedesco Street and one on Loring Avenue in neighboring Salem, maintain water pressure during high use periods.
The system also includes two water storage tanks located on Burke's Hill (off Tioga Way) and and on Village Street (near Tower Way).
Lead Testing of Drinking Water in Public Schools
The Marblehead Water Department has worked closely with the Marblehead School Department to facilitate the lead testing of drinking water within each of the public schools. The Water Department has received the results from the MWRA and the following link will bring you to a webpage that contains a summary of the results by school. Please click here to access the test results.