SAWS 2012 Water Quality Report
SAWS is genuinely committed to providing our customers with plentiful and quality drinking water. As part of that commitment, we publish our annual Water Quality Report to let you know exactly how our water measures up.
Historically, SAWS and its predecessors have been rated as a superior water system since 1936. Currently, SAWS drinking water meets or exceeds all federal drinking water requirements.
The data in the report was prepared from the most recent required tests set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Public water systems like SAWS are required by law to report every year on the type and quantity of substances that are in our water. This law – the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) amended by Congress in 1996 – has specific guidelines concerning drinking water quality, as well as the methods and frequency of testing.
The EPA, with assistance locally from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), administers the SDWA to ensure that tap water is safe to drink by restricting presences of contaminants in public water systems. In addition, SAWS tests the quality of water daily, and the TCEQ reviews the Edwards and Trinity aquifers as part of its source water assessment.
Your confidence in San Antonio’s water supply is important to us. We hope this information will help you become more knowledgeable about your drinking water.
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