Did You Know?
- Category: Water Department
Did you know? The original reason for many community water systems in North America was not to deliver safe drinking water but to fight fires.
Public Health - In a world where an estimated 3 million people die every year from preventable waterborne disease, our water systems allow us to drink from virtually any public tap with a high assurance of safety. Each community water supply meets rigorous federal and state health-protective standards.
Did you know? Only 3% of tap water we use on a typical day is used for drinking. Most of the rest goes for outdoor watering, bathroom uses, and clothes and dishwashing.
Distribution - As your water provider, we’re constantly monitoring the condition of our water distribution infrastructure. We repair what we can and replace what we must. It’s a significant expense, but it’s an investment worth making.
Did you know? Water and Wastewater utilities require more than twice the capital investment per dollar of revenue the electric utilizes.