Why Should You Read This?

A survey conducted by the American Water Works Research Foundation   in 1993 found that nearly two-thirds of water consumers surveyed said they received "very little" or "no" information on the quality of their drinking water.

The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires that water utilities now issue an annual "Consumer Confidence" report to customers in addition to other notices that may be required by law.

The information and water quality reports provided in this section detail where your drinking water comes from, what it contains, and the risks water testing and treatment are designed to prevent.

These water quality reports increase the availability of information for you, the water customer. Informed and involved citizens can be strong allies of water systems, large and small, as they take action on pressing problems. Also, an increase in public awareness can give sensitive subpopulations the information they need to protect themselves.