Is my water safe
The federal government has no regulations that pertain to individual well water supplies. The government does, however, regulate public water supplies through standards set by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These regulations fall under two categories:
- Primary drinking water standards
- Secondary drinking water standards
How do I know if my water meets the federal drinking water standards?
Municipal Water – All Community Water Supply’s (CWSs) must deliver a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) to their customers by July 1 of each year. The CCR provides a snapshot of water quality over the preceding year. CCRs must include water quality data, monitoring results and an explanation of their significance, and health effects language and “likely source” information for Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) and treatment technique violations.
Well Water – There are several different sources of water analysis information. State Health Departments and local universities are good places to start. Water treatment specialists will also analyze water for free or nominal cost. There are also numerous local and national laboratories that will analyze water for a more substantial fee.
EcoWater Spokane will perform a free water analysis test on your water supply. Have someone contact you to schedule your free test.