Sign up for tap water sampling project

Are you concerned about what is in the water that comes out of your home faucets? Would you like to take part in a project that seeks to make groundbreaking advances in water testing technology?

MRWC is helping the University of Massachusetts Lowell to find volunteers who live in Andover, Dracut, Lawrence and Lowell. Volunteers will collect water samples from their home taps and submit them for testing.

The project’s ultimate goal is to develop a handheld device that people can use to test drinking water for a wide variety of contaminants, such as heavy metals and other pollutants. The sample provided by volunteers will help validate and improve this new technology.

If you are interested in taking part in this study, please join us Thursday, September 28, at 6:30 pm at Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence Street.

Preregistration is not required, however it’s helpful if we know that you are interested in attending. If you’d like to attend (or if you’d like to be involved in this project but can’t attend this meeting), please email John Macone at