We are in the middle of a spring run-off that ends our six-year drought. But also, tests show that our water once again exceeds quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Click here to read 2016 test results for the Duchesne Valley, Ashley Valley and Don A. Christiansen water treatment plants.
“The average consumer wants to know what the water tastes like and what it looks like when it comes out of the faucet,” said Gerard Yates, our water quality and treatment department manager. “But what the reports tell us, quite frankly, is the excellence of our water quality. We continue to do well.”
Of course, that comes as no surprise. In June, the district will compete on a national level in Philadelphia for the title of the country’s best-tasting drinking water. Drawn from Well No. 12, it already took best of show at the American Water Works Association’s Intermountain Area Conference this past September.
In 2016, the Don A. Christiansen Regional Water Treatment Plant met the Partnership for Safe Water’s stringent Phase IV Excellence in Water Treatment Award performance goals for the 14th consecutive year.
The amount of water streaming down in this year’s spring run-off will not lead to higher levels of contaminants in next year’s testing, Yates added.