Montgomery County Environmental Services has once again met or exceeded all drinking water safety and testing standards, as set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Citizens can learn more by reading the 2018 Drinking Water Quality Report, which contains information about public safety and health, drinking water sources and water contaminant monitoring. The report is located at http://www.mcohio.org/2018_Montgomery_County_Drinking_Water_Quality_Report.pdf
Each year, the Montgomery County Environmental Laboratory tests more than 12,000 water samples to ensure that Montgomery County water is safe and pure. This is the 20th year in a row that the department has met and exceeded drinking water safety and testing standards.
“We are proud of the work we do to protect public health and the environment, and we are now moving forward with a long-term capital improvement plan to ensure we can continue to do so for years to come,” said Patrick Turnbull, director of Environmental Services.
Montgomery County Environmental Services distributes drinking water to more than 80,000 customers, and is responsible for maintaining 12 pump stations, 14 water storage facilities (e.g., water towers, reservoirs), about 1,400 miles of water mains, more than 30,000 valves and more than 12,000 fire hydrants. Montgomery County Environmental Services purchases its drinking water from the City of Dayton Department of Water, which also provided data for the report.
The EPA requires all community water systems to produce a drinking water quality report, also called a consumer confidence report. Notices about the 2016 Drinking Water Quality Report have been mailed to all Montgomery County water and sewer customers. To get paper copies of the report, call (937) 781-2532 or visit www.mcohio.org/water.
About Montgomery County Environmental Services
Montgomery County Environmental Services provides water and water reclamation (sewer) services to 80,000 customers, and solid waste and recycling services to 525,000 citizens in Montgomery County, Ohio. The department offers educational outreach programs for local schools, communities, and businesses that want to learn more about conservation and sustainability in the Miami Valley region. For more information, visit www.mcohio.org/departments/environmental_services, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook (@mcohioes).