The following information was released by Golden State Water Company.
Golden State Water Company announced it has completed new water quality reports for the company’s 38 California water systems, containing important information about the drinking water for the more than one million people served by the utility.
This month Golden State is mailing the reports, also known as Consumer Confidence Reports, to each home and business served by the company, as required by the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Electronic versions are now available online at www.gswater.com/water_quality.html.
The annual water quality reports provide a description of the sources of Golden State’s water supplies, the results of laboratory analyses of water samples taken from each water system, a summary of the most recent assessments of the quality of the source water, and a letter from the company’s president and the local district manager.
In the letter, the company states, “We are constantly improving our water production and delivery systems, and maintaining wells, pumps and pipelines. Our philosophy is to invest in robust preventive maintenance programs so that our water infrastructure can provide our customers with high-quality, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.”
Golden State spent more than $550,000 companywide in 2011 on laboratory tests to ensure that it is regularly meeting regulatory standards and providing high-quality water.
The company’s 24-hour Customer Service Center (1-800-999-4033) is available to answer any questions and accept feedback about this report.
File photo by C.E.H. Wiedel of a glass of water.