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Safe Drinking Water Act

Safe Drinking Water Act

 The Deer Creek Water District's drinking water meets or exceeds all federal Safe Drinking Water Act standards. In fact, our water is tested more thoroughly and frequently than most bottled water.

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was passed by Congress in 1974 and has been amended several times. The Environmental Protection Agency writes the regulations to carry out the provisions of the act, which is administered through the State of Nevada.

The purpose of the Safe Drinking Water Act is to ensure that the drinking water supplied to the public is safe. EPA sets national drinking water standards that water system providers must follow.
Testing the water

Colorado is a primacy state, which means that it has been given the authority to oversee public drinking water systems within the state. The state is responsible for making sure that all water purveyors follow the requirements of the SDWA. The EPA monitors the state's drinking water program to ensure that the state is fulfilling its responsibilities.

The water supply is analyzed for:
• metals and other inorganic chemicals
• radiological constituents
• bacteria
• viruses
• protozoans (such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia)
• organic chemicals