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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Western releases annual water quality report

Consumer Confidence Report 2019

Conducting more than 30,000 tests in 2019 to ensure the safety and quality of drinking water

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) announces the release of its 2019 Consumer Confidence Report, an annual water quality report required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), Division of Drinking Water (DDW).

In 2019, Western sampled from more than 175 locations within its distribution system, performing more than 30,000 tests to monitor contaminants and impurities to ensure the safety and quality of the drinking water delivered to the homes, businesses, and schools within Western’s service area.

“One of Western’s top priorities is making sure that our water is monitored and regulated, from source to tap,” said General Manager Craig Miller. “When customers turn on their tap, we want them to know they can count on their water being safe to drink, today and always.”

The State Water Board, DDW requires water agencies to provide all customers with an annual report on the quality of their drinking water and to show how it meets federal and state drinking water standards. Western continues to meet or exceed all stringent drinking water quality standards set by the EPA and DDW.

Guidelines set for distributing this report allow for electronic delivery of the report in lieu of a paper copy delivered through the United States Postal Service. This year, in addition to providing the digital and printed report in English, Western is providing a Spanish translation.

“By providing these reports electronically, Western can reduce costs and eliminate paper waste associated with printing and mailing the full report to our nearly 25,000 accounts,” said Miller. “Additionally, providing the report in multiple languages further exemplifies Western’s commitment to using customer dollars responsibly, while making sure we are being open and transparent in our reporting.”

To read the full report in either English or Spanish, visit wmwd.com/CCR. Customers may change their delivery preference at any time. Western will mail a paper copy of this report upon request. To request a paper copy of this report, call Western at 951.571.7119 or email outreach@wmwd.com.

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Western Municipal Water District is one of the largest public agencies in Riverside County, providing water and wastewater (sewer) services to nearly a million people, both retail and wholesale customers who live, work and play within 527-square miles in one of California’s most populous regions. Learn more: wmwd.com.

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