Water Quantity

95% of Acton’s households get their water from the Acton Water District. This water comes entirely from shallow water wells from within the boundaries of the Town.  Only certain geological settings are suitable for extracting water, and most of the good sites in Acton have been drilled already, or are not available for drilling. Conscientious conservation measures have kept Acton’s water usage within the boundaries of the available water supply. However, should any of the wells become unavailable, or precipitation patterns change, or development continue unchecked, Acton’s need for water could exceed the  amount of water we can draw from within our borders. What will we do then?