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Water Sources

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radio-active material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contamination. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk.

The Sandwich Water District  Wells 2, 3, and 9 are located at the Boiling Springs Well Field in East Sandwich; Well 7 is located at the Nye Pond Well Field; Wells 4, 6, and 10 can be found at the Pinkham Road Well Field; Well 11 and 12 are located at the Farmersville Road Well Field, AKA Bob’s Field; and Well 8 is located on Farmersville Road near Newtown Road. Well 5 has been reconditioned and is available for service and is located at Weeks Pond Well Field. Well 1 has been off-line since 1976 and was abandoned in 1998

The Sandwich Water District treats all of its wells for corrosion control. The addition of Sodium Hydroxide raises the naturally acidic pH of the water which reduces the corrosion of household plumbing and lowers exposure to lead and copper. A very small amount of Chlorine is used for disinfections at all Wells.

The Sandwich Water District, is committed to providing consumers with high quality drinking water. Analyses conducted by private certified laboratories are an integral part of ensuring that the water meets or surpasses the state and federal standards for quality and safety

Community Awareness Tip!

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 there clearly is a need to heighten security measures for water supplies and water system infrastructure. Residents are the eyes and ears of the community and we encourage you to call your local police with concerns about suspicious activities, illegal dumping, or other reportable offenses.

Water Sources

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radio-active material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contamination. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk.

The Sandwich Water District  Wells 2, 3, and 9 are located at the Boiling Springs Well Field in East Sandwich; Well 7 is located at the Nye Pond Well Field; Wells 4, 6, and 10 can be found at the Pinkham Road Well Field; Well 11 and 12 are located at the Farmersville Road Well Field, AKA Bob’s Field; and Well 8 is located on Farmersville Road near Newtown Road. Well 5 has been reconditioned and is available for service and is located at Weeks Pond Well Field. Well 1 has been off-line since 1976 and was abandoned in 1998

The Sandwich Water District treats all of its wells for corrosion control. The addition of Sodium Hydroxide raises the naturally acidic pH of the water which reduces the corrosion of household plumbing and lowers exposure to lead and copper. A very small amount of Chlorine is used for disinfections at all Wells.

The Sandwich Water District, is committed to providing consumers with high quality drinking water. Analyses conducted by private certified laboratories are an integral part of ensuring that the water meets or surpasses the state and federal standards for quality and safety

Community Awareness Tip!

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 there clearly is a need to heighten security measures for water supplies and water system infrastructure. Residents are the eyes and ears of the community and we encourage you to call your local police with concerns about suspicious activities, illegal dumping, or other reportable offenses.

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