The Town of Orleans water system is supplied by groundwater through 8 wells and a membrance filtration plant. Water supply and pressure is maintained by 2 water storage reservoirs having a total capacity of 3 million gallons. The distribution system, with 102 miles of water mains and 939 hydrants, services over 5000 accounts.
Start up of the new Orleans Water Treatment Plant took place in March 2005. The facility is state-of-the-art, with ultra filtration membranes that are designed to remove iron and manganese from the water and provide a barrier to particles as small as bacteria and viruses. Only a few treatment plants across the country can match, or compete with the technology we use to produce drinking water.
Orleans Water Quality Reports Link: http://www.town.orleans.ma.us/water-department/pages/water-quality-reports
Remember that everything that starts on the ground eventually breaks down and finds its way into our watersheds. Check out what’s upstream of the Cliff Pond well, the Gould Pond well, and well 7.