I received a water quality report from my water system. Does this report indicate there is something wrong with the water, or that it's unsafe?
Every Community Water System (CWS) is required by law to provide its customers with a water quality report also known as a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). The CCR is a general overview of the water quality. This report lists the regulated contaminants the CWS detected in treated water and the level at which they were found for the preceding calendar year. For each detected contaminant, the report must contain the following pieces of information in tabular form; maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG), maximum contaminant level (MCL), level of contaminant detected, likely contaminant source, and notation of any violation. Additional information is available online at http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/ccr/index.cfm. The Hotline can provide general information concerning the required content for the CCR. Contact your local water system for specific information about local water quality.
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