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For Immediate Release
June 23, 2014:

2013 Columbus Drinking Water Report Now Available
Results Exceed State and Federal Quality Standards

The recently released City of Columbus 2013 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report  will begin appearing in customer mailboxes this week.  The report shows that the water pumped to the 1.1 million customers again meets or exceeds all minimum requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act and all other state and federal health standards.  

"We are proud that our drinking water passes all federal and state standards, but we can always do more to help protect and conserve our water,"  said Mayor Michael B. Coleman.   "I encourage residents to become Columbus GreenSpot members, where they will learn more about being good stewards of all of our natural resources."    

The report includes details about the city's drinking water quality from its three treatment plants, the treatment process, and source water information. To ensure compliance, the Water Quality Assurance Laboratory staff members complete thousands of tests each year related to dozens of different organic, inorganic and microbiological water quality parameters.

"Having reliable supplies of clean, safe drinking water is important for our community and is a major advantage Columbus has over other areas in attracting residents and businesses,"  said Columbus City Councilmember Zach Klein, chairperson of the Public Utilities Committee.  

The Environmental Protection Agency requires that all water utilities distribute reports on source and treated water quality to their customers. Questions on water quality may be directed to the Columbus' Water Quality Assurance Laboratory at (614) 645-7691. Those interested in joining GreenSpot should visit

Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report - CCR

Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report - CCR Public Utilities' customers can consume their water with confidence, knowing it meets all of the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). View the current report. Read more about: annual water quality report, rigorous testing performed daily, common water quality concerns... - learn more