How does the water get into my house?
Water is pumped from the wells through large underground pipes called mains into the treatment plants. The treated water is pumped to one of 5 storage tanks located at elevated areas in town to create water pressure. From the storage tanks the water flows throughout Westford in underground mains in the street (buried at least 5 feet below the surface to prevent freezing in the winter). Smaller pipes called service lines connect the water main to individual houses, businesses, and schools. The last stop on this trip from the ground is your faucet.

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1. What is groundwater?
2. How does the water get into my house?
3. Why does Westford restrict outdoor water use from May through October?
4. How does the Westford Water Department determine water use restrictions?
5. Why is my water discolored?
6. How is my water bill determined (residential)?
7. What is a System Development Charge (SDC) and how is it determined?
8. How do I connect to Town Water (single family house)?
9. What are the fees to connect to Town water?