Your SoCal Tap Water


A variety of chemicals have the ability to impact the quality and safety of our drinking water. Some are more obvious than others such as, lead, nitrate, chlorine, etc. All of these chemicals are well known contaminants that water workers strive to prevent. However, there are other chemicals to be aware of like per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS or the “forever chemicals”. These types of chemicals can enter our… Read More

Did you know that your water agency tests and treats water thousands of time per year to ensure it meets some of the highest water-quality standards in the world before it reaches your tap? In fact, the quality of your water is governed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency Safe Drinking Water Act, which requires all public water systems to notify customers annually regarding the quality of the water they receive…. Read More

In the Santa Ana River Watershed, water distributed to customers by water purveyors undergoes regular, rigorous testing to ensure it is meeting all state and federal standards. Up next in ensuring that water continues to meet these high standards set forth in the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Act is the monitoring of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances, which include perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and many… Read More