Monday, June 30, 2008

A drop at a time

The following was released by the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority:

NEW HAVEN — The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority on Monday began mailing copies of its annual water quality report for the greater New Haven region. More than 158,000 copies will be mailed to consumers.
"This report provides customers with a summary of the region’s public drinking water quality. Our goal is to help consumers understand more about the water coming out of their faucet," said Regional Water Authority Vice President of Water Quality Tom Chaplik, in a prepared statement.
The report shows consumers where water comes from, explains how the Authority prepares and delivers the water and also shows the results of water quality laboratory tests, the statement said. This year, a "Met Regulatory Standards" column provides readers with a quick check of test results for the treated water coming from the Authority’s lakes and aquifers. This column helps to clearly illustrate that the Authority has met the state and federal drinking water standards.
The publication, which includes the names and amounts of the regulated substances found in the water, complies with the federal rule that requires water utilities to provide information about water-quality test results on an annual basis.
A review of water-quality data shows that the Regional Water Authority meets all of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Connecticut Department of Public Health standards. The Authority tested for 68-regulated compounds and 47 unregulated compounds. The water quality tests included bacteria, inorganic chemicals and organic chemicals.
Individuals who are interested in learning more about the report can call the Authority’s Customer Service staff at (203) 562-4020. This report will also be available on the company’s Web site at

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