|The water that GLWA delivers to our community does not contain lead.|
In order to ensure that public water is safe to drink, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. The Washington Township annual Water Quality Report gives the sources of our water, lists the results of our tests, and contains important information about water and health. The State and EPA require us to test our water on a regular basis to ensure its safety. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.
Learn more about water treatment and distribution by watching Faces of Water , a video prepared by DWSD.
For additional assistance, contact Heather Berger in the Department of Public works:
(586) 786-0010 press 221 or by email.
More information on Lead and Copper in Drinking Water
Information on the water crisis in FLINT
(source: www.DWSD.org, 2014/04/24)