Apr 29, 2019

New York County Releases Water Quality Report

The Eric County Water Authority in New York State has released its water quality report

The Eric County Water Authority in New York State has released its water quality report
The Eric County Water Authority in New York State has released its water quality report.

In New York, the Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) has released its 2018 Annual Water Quality Report (AWQR). The report fulfills the U.S. EPA’s requirement for public water suppliers to annually prepare and deliver a consumer confidence report.

“We are once again very pleased with the results of our water quality monitoring report for 2018,” said Jerome Schad, ECWA Chairman. “Our customers deserve to know and understand the quality of their drinking water. Our Annual Water Quality Report provides that information and assures our customers that they are receiving safe, high-quality drinking water at a very affordable cost.”

According to Clarence Bee, the EPA sets national standards for drinking water quality. In New York, the State Health Department enforces the EPA’s regulations and will often imposes stricter standards for some regulated contaminants.

ECWA’s Director of Water Quality Sabrina Filger said New York State has among the highest standards for drinking water quality in the country.

“The State Health Department’s requirements in many cases are even more stringent than the EPA’s,” Filger said. “Our customers are receiving among the safest drinking water in the country right here in Erie County.”

The ECWA conducts water quality testing every day to make certain all federal and state drinking water regulations are met, according to Clarence Bee.

“We have a nationally recognized water quality laboratory and use state-of-the-art technology and equipment to test our water 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” Filger said.

New York residents can visit the ECWA website and click on the “2018 Annual Water Quality Report” link to view or download a copy of ECWA’s 2018 AWQR.

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