PFAS in Westminster

Please be advised that in the area around 65 Bean Porridge Hill Road (MassNatural Fertilizer), toward South Ashburnham Road and surrounding neighborhoods, drinking water wells have tested above 20 PPT, the limit for PFAS6 contamination, as set by MADEP.


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If you live in the area of Bean Porridge Hill Road, down to South Ashburnham Road and surrounding neighborhoods and have questions about your well water, please contact Larry Lessard at and/or or 978-338-5541 x102.  Larry is the point of contact for all site-related questions (bottled water, sampling, results, etc).  The current water sampling is determined by the Licensed Site Professional (LSP) based on nearby known detections.  

To contact MassDEP about PFAS, please contact:
Mark E. Baldi, Deputy Regional Director (email)
Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup
MassDEP, Central Region
(508) 767-2803

MassDEP Information regarding the contamination site can be accessed here!/wastesite/2-0021866 using the Release Tracking Number of 2-0021866
Link to DropBox document repository maintained by Lessard Environmental here

For more information about or to become a part of the Neighborhood Residents Group related to this situation, please contact Deborah Hooper at (978) 502-8975 or



The PFAS test results were reviewed during a joint meeting with MassDEP, DPH and representatives from the Town on Friday June 17.  The beach has been deemed safe for swimming for children and adults (link to notice here).
The link from the QR code can be accessed here:

Crocker Pond Surface Water Test Date & Results 2023

4.3.2023 - 27.5 PPT
5.3.2023 - 37.9 PPT