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Public Health Goals (PHG) are often mistaken as law, however they are goals set by the state as to what level a contaminant no longer poses a significant health risk. They are not regulated, but are established as a recommendation by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). Conversely, Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) are standards set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to keep public water systems safe. The… Read More

Your Water Quality Report, also called Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), contains important information about the quality of the drinking water that is delivered to your home 365 days a year. As required by law, the United States Environmental Protection Agency Safe Drinking Water Act states that all public water systems notify their customers each year on July 1 with information indicating contaminant levels in drinking water. Following yearlong water quality testing, data… Read More

Have you ever wondered if it is safe for children to drink tap water? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, ” Drinking water in the United States is among the safest in the world.” Unlike bottled water, which is only regulated as a food by the Food and Drug Administration, tap water from public water agencies is required to follow constant, stringent, mandatory testing from the United States Environmental Protection Agency… Read More

Is Hard Water Unsafe? 89.3% of homes in the United States are considered to have hard water. Hard water is caused by the naturally occurring compounds of calcium and magnesium. While not dangerous, hard water can be considered a nuisance. Calcium and magnesium are crucial minerals and helpful in human health. What is Hard Water? You may have noticed it on your shower door. That scaly buildup that seems to create a… Read More

June gloom is over and the summer heat continues throughout Southern California. If you are looking to cool down and enjoy a refreshing summer treat, why not check out some of our drink recipes made with tap water? Tap water in California is heavily regulated and safe to consume. It is the perfect ingredient for any recipe! Each year, the California State Water Resources Control Board requires public water agencies to provide… Read More

Tap Water Day is almost here and YourSoCalTapWater is getting excited! May 7th is a day to celebrate the important role that clean, safe tap water plays in our lives, here in Southern California. Started by the American Water Works Association, Tap Water Day is the last day of Drinking Water Week; another reason to celebrate! Each day we use water for everything from brushing our teeth to bathing, laundry to cooking…. Read More

The saying, “April showers, brings May flowers,” may get you to start thinking about rainwater and where it goes after it falls from the sky. It is true that the springtime brings new blooms and the recently bare vegetation begin to show signs of life, giving evidence that spring has arrived. While the rain brings needed water to plants, what happens to rainwater and does it eventually become drinking water here is… Read More

California’s drought remains at the forefront of events affecting residents, businesses and government throughout the State. Included in the topic of drought, Californians continue to hear about concerns with snowpack levels. Substantial snowpack is the determining factor to end the drought. With more than four years in a drought and the State’s major reservoirs are holding less than historical averages in non-drought years, snowpack with high water content is essential to replenish… Read More

Several recent news stories have been focused on the topic of water quality, relating to resources coming from public water supplies. Following the crisis in Flint, an uprising from communities, celebrities and even President Barack Obama to put a stop to the toxic water supplies reaching Americans in this small town has made headlines. Regardless of the fact that the United States has the safest drinking water in the world, the Flint… Read More

Did you know that new water cannot be created? The water that we have on earth is the same water that existed billions of years ago. It goes through the water cycle and is naturally recycled over and over again. In this manner, water cycles through the Santa Ana River Watershed. The Watershed flows over 100 miles, starting in the San Bernardino Mountains, combines with snow melt and eventually ends up in… Read More