Water Quality

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Water GlassFountain Utilities began introducing treated groundwater into its drinking water system on June 18, 2018.

Results from a laboratory test dated June 1, 2018 confirm that PFCs have been removed to non-detectable levels in Fountain’s Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filtered groundwater supply.  Non-detectable levels are less than 2 parts per trillion, well below the Environmental Protection Agency’s current Health Advisory Limit of 70 parts per trillion.

WATER QUALITY REPORT


The City of Fountain delivers approximately 5 million gallons of water per day to its customers. Water quality is monitored daily and samples are examined numerous times throughout the year to test water quality and contaminant levels. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Act mandates that all water providers meet water standards established by Federal and State agencies.

Fountain publishes an annual Water Quality/Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) in conjunction with posting at several public locations regarding water monitoring results per requirements established by the EPA. This report is designed to educate Fountain's residents about the quality of water and services being provided. The Report lists various tests completed by the Water Department related to contaminants, micro-biological contaminants, organic contaminants, non-regulated substances, and Fluoride.

Each year the report is published for the previous year in order to show yearly totals (i.e. 2017 data is produced and circulated to the public before July 2018).

EPA - NATIONAL CONTAMINANT OCCURRENCE DATABASE


The National Contaminant Occurrence Database (NCOD) describes water sample analytical data that the EPA is currently using and has used in the past for analysis, rule-making, and rule evaluation. The data have been checked for data quality and analyzed for national representativeness. 


Visit the EPA's website, National Contaminant Occurrence Database, to locate more information. 

THE ROAD TO SAFE DRINKING WATER

Road to Safe Drinking Water