Water Quality | Regional Water Providers Consortium

Water Quality

water quality lab technician working with drinking water samples

Delivering safe and reliable drinking water is your water provider's top priority.

Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in 1974. The SDWA protects public health by regulating the nation’s drinking water supplies. Today, drinking water must meet strict water quality standards, including testing for contaminants (naturally-occurring and man-made).


Learn more about these standards and what is (and isn't) in your water


How to find out about the quality of your drinking water

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets national health-based standards for drinking water. This requires water providers to produce a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) or Drinking Water Quality Report for their customers each year. This detailed report is one of the best ways for you to learn more about the quality and source of your water. 

If there is ever an issue with your water quality, your water provider will let you know by sending out a drinking water advisory.