What is safe drinking water

Safe drinking water is treated water that has been tested for harmful and potentially harmful substances and has met or exceeded drinking water quality standards set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Alabama.

The EPA sets drinking water standards to define the limits of contaminants considered safe for drinking water. These levels are based on studies of the health effects associated with each contaminant and include a sufficient safety margin to ensure that water meeting these standards is safe for nearly everyone to drink. 

Safe drinking water supplied by the Anniston Water Works meets or surpasses the EPA water quality standards. The water supplied by the Anniston Water Works is designed to be healthful and stay healthful from the time it leaves the treatment facility, through the plumbing system, and out of your tap. 

Immuno-compromised persons, such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, persons with HIV / AIDS or other immuno systems disorders, and elderly persons may want to discuss their drinking water concerns with their health care provider.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets drinking water standards to define SAFE DRINKING WATER. The water supplied by the Anniston Water Works meets or surpasses these EPA water quality standards.