The City of Grants Pass encourages getting to know local H20 during Drinking Water Week
(Grants Pass, OR) – As Drinking Water Week continues, the City of Grants Pass joins the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America in encouraging water consumers to get to know their local H2O (water).
Finding information about local water is simple. As required by the Safe Drinking Water Act, water utilities must provide customers with an annual water quality report, also called a Consumer Confidence Report. A CCR identifies the quality of local drinking water and if any contaminants are detected and if so, which ones. Also available in the report is information on each community’s local source for drinking water. The 2017 Consumer Confidence Report is available upon request or can be downloaded at www.grantspassoregon.gov/CCR . Contact the Public Works Department for a copy and we will be happy to mail it to you.
“Our drinking water is vital to our daily lives, but do you know where it comes from? Many people don’t,” said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance. “During Drinking Water Week, we encourage everyone to learn about their local water source, whether it’s an underground aquifer, a stream, lake or reservoir.” For Grants Pass residents the water comes from the Rogue River.
Additionally, information on local source water is available through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Surf Your Watershed”. The Water Treatment Plant is holding an Open House on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 4:00-6:30 p.m. The plant is located at 821 SE M Street, stop by ask questions, meet the staff, and tour the plant.
More information about local water sources is available on DrinkTap.org.