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News Release
News Date: June 24, 2015

Columbus Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report Released

The recently completed City of Columbus 2014 Drinking Water "Consumer Confidence Report" (CCR) is being delivered this week to water customers and the report was also posted on the Department of Public Utilities' web site. The report shows that the water pumped to 1.1 million central Ohio customers meets or exceeds Safe Drinking Water Act requirements and all other state and federal health standards.  

“We all play a role in protecting our water resources, whether you are a homeowner maintaining your yard or a farmer planting crops," said Mayor Michael B. Coleman.  "It's important that we all use best management practices like checking rain forecasts before applying fertilizer and chemicals.  The city is doing its part to lead by example by promoting the use of green infrastructure like through our Blueprint Columbus initiative, and we have been reinvesting heavily in our water treatment plants and water distribution system.  Water quality is something we all must be proactive about and value."

The report, based on 2014 data, includes details about the city's drinking water quality from its three treatment plants, the Hap Cremean Water Plant (the largest), and the Dublin Road and Parsons Avenue water plants. To ensure compliance, the city's Water Quality Assurance Laboratory completes thousands of tests each year related to different organic, inorganic and microbiological water quality parameters.

“Having adequate supplies of clean, safe drinking water is important for our regional prosperity and is a major advantage Columbus has over other areas in attracting and retaining residents and businesses," said 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. View the report on-line. Questions on water quality may be directed to the Columbus' Water Quality Assurance Laboratory at (614) 645-7691.  

For more information about Columbus' water protection programs, please visit: www.columbus.gov/WaterProtection/ or www.columbus.gov/watershed/. To learn simple steps you can take at home or in the garden to help Keep It Clean, visit www.columbus.gov/KeepItClean/.