In 1996, the U.S. Congress and the President amended the Safe Drinking Water Act (SWDA). A provision was added requiring that all community water systems deliver to their customers an annual water quality report. The law specifies certain content for the reports, and requires water systems to distribute these reports to all of their customers. Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs) summarize information that water systems already collect. The report includes basic information on the source(s) of water, a snapshot of the levels of any contaminants detected in the water, and compliance with other drinking water rules, as well as some brief educational material.
The CCR is an annual report that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) also requires each community that produces water to provide to its customers. This report contains information on the quality of the water delivered by the system. The report also details as simply and accurately as possible any risk to exposure to contaminants which may have been detected in the water during the previous year. By law, the CCR is provided to the community by July 1st annually.
CCRs, also known as annual water quality reports or drinking water quality reports, summarize information regarding water sources (i.e., rivers, lakes, reservoirs, or aquifers), detected contaminants, compliance details, and educational information. Note that the reports are released annually and summarize information for the previous calendar year. Therefore, the most recently released reports will list the previous year in their title.
In particular, this annual water quality report shows the types and amounts of key elements in your drinking water, their likely sources and the maximum contaminant level (MCL) that is considered safe. Our customers may can consume with confidence – the water delivered to their homes meet all of the requirements of the SDWA.
Our District encourages public interest and participation in our decisions affecting drinking water. The Board of Trustees meet regularly at the District’s office located at 13961 Fruit Ridge Rd., Defiance. The public is welcome to attend these meetings and can ask questions or express concerns if desired.