EMWD Releases Annual Water Quality Report
EMWD has again surpassed every federal and state drinking water standard, as set forth by the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Water samples are collected throughout the year from EMWD’s 29 drinking water sources to carefully test for 200 contaminants and impurities. In 2016, EMWD’s laboratory personnel collected 7,316 water samples and performed 40,060 tests to monitor and ensure quality.
“EMWD is strongly committed toward providing our customers a safe and reliable water supply and we are proud to again fulfill that responsibility,” EMWD President David Slawson said. “We encourage our customers to review the science-based Consumer Confidence Report and learn about the high-quality drinking water that EMWD delivers to its customers each day.”
The report is issued electronically and is available on EMWD’s website at www.emwd.org/2017ccr.
All customers will receive a postcard providing notification that the report is available online. Customers who have previously submitted requests to receive printed copies will receive them via postal delivery.
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Eastern Municipal Water District is the water, wastewater and recycled water service provider to approximately 816,000 people living and working within a 555-square mile service area in western Riverside County. It is California’s sixth-largest retail water agency and its mission is “To deliver value to our customers and the communities we serve by providing safe, reliable, economical and environmentally sustainable water, wastewater and recycled water services.” More information can be found at www.emwd.org.