FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Contact: Karen Whichard, 704-336-4793
Beginning this week, the 2010 Water Quality Report will be delivered to all residents of Mecklenburg County as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Once again, drinking water provided by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities meets and exceeds all state and federal standards. Utilities conducted more than 150,000 tests on drinking water in 2010 to ensure that the water we all drink is safe. These tests look for more than 150 substances, many of which occur naturally in the environment. Even the highest contaminant levels detected were well below federal limits.
“There is a direct link between our community’s investment in both water infrastructure and well trained staff and the high quality of our water,” said Barry Gullet, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Director. “We have been recognized for the superior operation of the water system and the quality of the drinking water produced on many occasions, and once again our annual water quality report reflects the high level of confidence customers should have in the tap water they drink.”
The annual report compiled by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities is required by the U.S. EPA and outlines the results of the stringent testing done throughout the year. The report also includes the results of the Source Water Assessment Program conducted by the state of North Carolina, information on impurities that might be present in untreated water, and basic information about the water treatment process.
For more information about the report, visit www.cmutilities.com
or dial 311.