The body is comprised of 65-80% water; there is not a more important thing we can put in our body than drinking water.
The water service is the pipe that runs into your home from BWSC's water main. BWSC owns that part of the pipe from the main to the property line, but the property owner owns the part from the property line to the house.
Prior to 1950, lead was commonly used in the manufacture and installation of water service pipes.
If too much lead enters your body, it can pose significant heath risks, possibly even damage your brain, red blood cells and kidneys. The greatest risk is to young children and pregnant women. Amounts of lead that won't affect adults can slow the mental and physical development of growing bodies. For more information on the health risks of lead, visit our website page on Lead in Drinking Water.
The information and maps you access on this page will help you locate a property within a given neighborhood in the City of Boston. The information and maps, based upon the BWSC's records, will show you whether the property has a private lead or non-lead water service.
DISCLAIMER: The maps provided by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) are based on property surveys conducted during the installation of the Automated Meter Reading system, as well as information directly provided by customers and acquired during physical inspections. BWSC does not guarantee the accuracy of these records and maps, which shall be used for the sole purpose of providing property owners and residents with information regarding their private water services, and not for any commercial, legal or other use. These records will be updated on a monthly basis, or at such alternate times as BWSC designates. BWSC reserves the right to alter, amend or terminate at any time the display of these maps and records.