Test Results Show, Once Again, that MMWD’s Drinking Water is of Superior Quality
The Marin Municipal Water District has released its 2010 Annual Water Quality Report, which shows, once again, that the water provided by MMWD meets, and in fact surpasses, all state and federal health regulations. The 2010 report is available in print and online at marinwater.org in English and in Spanish.
The water quality information is reported annually in compliance with requirements established by the California Department of Public Health and the US Environmental Protection Agency and as a policy of MMWD to inform customers of the contents of their drinking water and water quality standards.
State and/or federal regulations require drinking water suppliers to test for 125 contaminants and to include in the report the test results for any contaminants found and at what levels. The regulations encompass both primary standards for contaminants that affect health and secondary standards for contaminants that affect the odor, taste and appearance of the water.
Each year MMWD conducts over 120,000 water quality tests from watershed to faucet. In addition to the tests required by state and federal regulations, MMWD voluntarily tests for an additional 242 contaminants including pesticides, herbicides, industrial chemicals, hormones and endocrine disruptors. None of these contaminants is detected in the water.
MMWD recently mailed this year’s report to all 54,000-plus customers in central and southern Marin as a bill insert and is in the process of sending it to approximately 50,000 apartment dwellers and others who do not receive a water bill.
Printed copies of the report can be requested from the MMWD Water Quality Lab at 415/945-1550.