Consumer Confidence Report (Annual Water Quality Report)
Demonstrating its commitment to public health protection and the public's right-to-know, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires community water systems to put annual drinking water quality reports into the hands of their customers. These reports (also known as Consumer Confidence Reports) enable Americans to make practical, knowledgeable decisions about their health and their environment.
While water systems are free to enhance their reports in any useful way, each report must provide consumers with the following fundamental information about their drinking water:
- the lake, river, aquifer, or other source of the drinking water;
- a brief summary of the susceptibility to contamination of the local drinking water source, based on the source water assessments by states;
- how to get a copy of the water system's complete source water assessment;
- the level (or range of levels) of any contaminant found in local drinking water, as well as EPA's health-based standard (maximum contaminant level) for comparison;
- the likely source of that contaminant in the local drinking water supply;
- the potential health effects of any contaminant detected in violation of an EPA health standard, and an accounting of the system's actions to restore safe drinking water;
- the water system's compliance with other drinking water-related rules;
- an educational statement for vulnerable populations about avoiding Cryptosporidium;
- educational information on nitrate, arsenic, or lead in areas where these contaminant may be a concern;
- phone numbers of additional sources of information, including the water system and EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
To see our latest annual water quality report, click here.
To learn more about the annual reporting requirements of your water provider and general information related to the CCR report, visit the EPA’s website.