The North Wales Water Authority routinely monitors for constituents in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. All drinking water, including bottled drinking water, may be reasonably expected to contain at least small amounts of some constituents. It’s important to remember that the presence of these constituents does not necessarily pose a health risk.
Every year the Authority receives a new set of monitoring requirements from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) based on our previous results. Individual and groups of contaminants may be required to be monitored weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually, etc. Currently, the Authority monitors over ninety regulated contaminants at thirteen entry points and throughout the distribution system. We constantly monitor the water supply for various constituents.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice from their healthcare providers about drinking water.
More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or by visiting their website.
Or visit this website to use the EPA’s ECHO (Enforcement and Compliance History Online) tool, a way for you to see whether our drinking water and that of other water providers meet the standards required under the Safe Drinking Water Act.