What is groundwater?
Groundwater comes from rain and snow that soaks into the ground, passing between soil particles, sand, gravel, or rock until it reaches a depth were the ground is filled (saturated) with water. The area that is filled with water is called the saturated zone, and the top of this zone is called the water table. The water table may be very close to the ground surface or may be several hundred feet deep. Groundwater is stored in the ground in materials like gravel, sand, or bedrock. An area that holds lots of water - which can be pumped with a well - is called an aquifer.

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1. What is groundwater?
2. How does the water get into my house?
3. Why does Westford restrict outdoor water use from May through October?
4. How does the Westford Water Department determine water use restrictions?
5. Why is my water discolored?
6. How is my water bill determined (residential)?
7. What is a System Development Charge (SDC) and how is it determined?
8. How do I connect to Town Water (single family house)?
9. What are the fees to connect to Town water?