Posts Tagged ‘Consumer Confidence Report’June 4, 2012
Look for Des Moines Water Works’ 2012 Consumer Confidence Report in your June statement. This annual water quality report summarizes the results of our water monitoring program as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during 2011. Many of the analyses are required by the Safe Drinking Water Act and other regulations; however, we monitor for contaminants above and beyond the basic requirements. Water supplied by Des Moines Water Works continues to meet and surpass all state and federal drinking water standards.
Please take time to read your annual water quality report – it is important to understand the facts about the quality of water delivered to you, your home and/or business. If you receive your bill statement from Des Moines Water Works electronically (E-statement), you can access the report online at http://www.dmww.com/water-quality/water-quality-data/water-quality-reports/ or request a copy of the report from a Customer Service Representative. If you have questions regarding the report or water quality, please contact us at (515) 283-8700.
Des Moines Water Works is still proud about Forbes.com awarding Des Moines the top spot on the list of Best Cities for Clean Drinking Water, in their April 2008 study. The study was conducted using data from consumer confidence reports provided annually by community water systems and compiled by University of Cincinnati researchers in 2006 in its “United States Drinking Water Quality Study Report.”
The Forbes.com article states, “Though the drinking water supply across much of the U.S. meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safe Drinking Water standards, contaminant concentrations do vary from city to city. Forbes.com found that the metropolitan statistical areas with some of the cleanest water on tap include Des Moines, Iowa; Austin, Texas; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Other cities with sparkling clean water include Miami, Florida, and Birmingham, Alabama.”
The article continues with, “Iowa’s capital city ranked best on our list of U.S. cities with the cleanest drinking water. The insurance industry center and home of the Iowa Caucus had the second lowest level of bacteria in its drinking water and ranked in the top 15 for lowest levels of lead, turbidity and haloacetic acid.”
Des Moines Water Works releases its annual Consumer Confidence Report every June in customers’ monthly statement. Current and past water quality reports can be found on DMWW’s website. For more than 15 years, water supplied by Des Moines Water Works meets and surpasses all state and federal drinking water standards.
A copy of the full article by Forbes.com can be found at: http://www.forbes.com/2008/04/14/water-cities-drinking-forbeslife-cx_avd_0414health.html.