Ensuring Quality Drinking Water

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Quality Tap Water Ensures Public Health 

June 27, 2022

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From aquifer to faucet, Tucson Water delivers tap water that is healthy, clean, and safe for your family and the environment. Proof positive: Tucson Water’s 2021 Annual Water Quality Reports demonstrate that the utility continues to meet and exceed the EPA’s standards. Here are the critical elements behind the utility’s 20+ years of success implementing the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act standards: 

• 24/7 online monitoring plus manual sample collection of all water resources 

• Proactive and voluntary testing and sampling that exceeds federal and state requirements: 31,677 voluntary samples and 76,932 voluntary tests in 2021  

• Cutting-edge research with UArizona, EPA Water Laboratory Alliance, ADEQ, and the Water and Environmental Technology (WET) Center, among others  

• More than 200 water quality specialists  

• A dedicated, state-certified Water Quality Laboratory that conducts more than 40,000 water quality tests each year  

• Strategic investments in pilot projects and technology to detect and stop PFAS, TCE, 1,4-dioxane, and emerging contaminants 

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5 Key Indicators

 

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This article appeared in the July 2022 edition of Water Matters. 

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