Arsenic in Water
Most of us are aware that arsenic is a deadly poison and we obviously would not want any in our drinking water. There are, however, several things we may not be aware of.
Read frequently asked questions pertaining to backflow.
Disinfection Byproduct Rule
Effective January 1, 2004, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has enacted the Disinfectant Byproducts Rule R18-4-214-02.
According to the National Drought Mitigation Center, a drought is a normal, recurrent feature of climate.
EPA Information Statement
The EPA’s stand balances the current understanding of arsenic’s possible health effects against the costs of removing arsenic from drinking water.
EPA's Hotline on Contaminants
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population.
Excessive Water Use
Unnecessary water use not only contributes to local water shortages, but also adds to the volume of wastewater that must be treated by septic tanks or sewage treatment plants.
Items Detected in Water Supplies
The city, as with other water distributors, sometimes finds detectable items within the water supply that do not violate water quality standards.
Tables of Contaminants (PDF)
During 2003, 4 of the city’s wells were monitored for the presence of inorganic chemicals, pesticides, volatile organic chemicals, and radioactive chemicals. These pages list the chemicals that were tested, detected, and/or not found
Water Division Definitions
View definitions the division uses for various water-related materials.