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Where Does Our Water Come From? In general, the sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally, including minerals and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activities. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: microbial contaminants; inorganic contaminants; pesticides and herbicides; organic chemical contaminants; and radioactive contaminants. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the State Health Department and the EPA prescribe regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The State Health Department's and the FDA's regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

The Water Division provides for city-wide services which include the administration supervision, inspection, accounting service/maintenance as well as raw water supply, treatment and distribution thereof. Our goal is to continue with installation of these electronic water meters city-wide in order to reduce the time and costs and to accommodate growth in our city. We have just completed a 10" water main extension project along Highway 95 to sustain future development which the project included over 3,200 lineal feet of PVC pipe, water valves and fire hydrants.

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