The Water Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Town's water supply, providing for the health and well-being of the public. The Water Division is funded entirely by the water rate payers.
The department is responsible for the repair and replacement of water meters.
A leak detection survey of the entire distribution system is conducted every other year and all leaks are repaired in accordance with the Federal Digsafe Law.
The department responds to resident inquiries of system problems such as low water pressure, condensation, discolored water, leaks in the roadway and service leaks.
The Water Division is responsible for the operation and System maintenance of the wells, pump stations and water distribution and storage facilities. The primary responsibility is to provide a potable, reliable supply of water for residential and commercial users and to provide adequate fire protection for the Town.
Canton's water system currently consists of five active wells, two booster pump stations and five water storage facilities with a capacity of 6.053 million gallons and 128 miles of distribution main.
The Town has 3 separate water systems; the main system, the spheroid system, and water purchased from the Town of Milton. The Town receives supplemental water from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). About 80% of our water comes from our local wells and 20% comes from the MWRA regional water system.
The Canton Water Department adds sodium fluoride to the water in order to maintain a level of 1 milligram per liter (1 ppm) of fluoride at all sources. Potassium Hydroxide is also added to bring the ph to 8.0 in order to prevent high lead and copper content in the water