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As a Cambridge real estate agent, the city squares of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and the town centers of Arlington, Watertown and Belmont, Massachusetts are my home turf. And as a lifelong New Englander who’s lived within twenty miles of Boston most of my life, I can introduce you to other nearby towns as we search for your new home. If you’re planning to sell your home in Cambridge, MA or nearby you’ll find plenty of info about the home selling process here too. Questions? Send me an email or call me at 617-504-1737.

Cambridge Tap Water

Cambridge Water - Delicious at a Fraction of the Cost

Cambridge Tap Water - Delicious at a Fraction of the Cost

Cambridge Tap Water  Today is Blog Action Day 2010 and the topic is WATER. Thousands of bloggers all over the world are posting today about water – water pollution, water scarcity, water issues of all sorts.  I’m focusing on one of my pet peeves –  bottled water in the land of  top notch tap water.

I have to confess – “bottled water” has become my short hand for gullibility, the decline and fall of the US, or for societal stupidity.  We are fortunate to live in an area with delicious water available straight from the tap.  The idea of paying soda prices for tap water boggles my mind.

Mind boggling it is – while many people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water, Americans are lining the pockets of corporations, filling landfills with plastic bottles, and abetting companies who mine ground water in rural communities and consume enormous amounts of energy to transport bottled water and manufacture plastic bottles.

It doesn’t have to be this way.  And certainly not in Cambridge or nearby towns. 

Most towns in our area get their water from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority – the MWRA.  MWRA water is piped from the Quabbin and Wachusett Reservoirs in Central Massachusetts.

Cambridge is the exception locally.  Cambridge has its own water supply. That’s why, earlier this year when a boil-water order was issued (and I’m here to tell you even that water, unboiled, was just fine) for several days Cambridge tap water was exempt. 

Cambridge tap water comes from reservoirs at Fresh Pond, Stony Brook in Weston and Waltham, and Hobbs Brook which spans parts of Lincoln, Lexington, Waltham and Weston.

Delicious, drinkable water – right from the faucet or the bubbler. Hurrah!  Have a drink – or eight – today.

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