TMWA has released our annual Water Quality Report, as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This report, which is based on data collected in the 2021 calendar year, contains information about the sources of TMWA’s drinking water and how it compares to drinking water standards established by the EPA. In addition to TMWA’s primary water system in Reno and Sparks, there are separate reports on the following systems operated by TMWA: Lightning W, Old Washoe Estates, Stampmill and Sunrise.
“Every drop of water that our customers receive from TMWA is treated with the expertise of our team of biologists, chemists and water treatment operators,” said Will Raymond, Director of Operations and Water Quality. “Our staff is highly trained and dedicated to producing high-quality water for our customers 24/7. The Water Quality Report is a welcome opportunity to show our community the stringent safety standards we adhere to and meet year after year,” Raymond said.
Delivering high-quality water involves rigorous standards and constant testing to ensure the community’s water is safe. TMWA performs more than 1,000 laboratory tests every month on over 200 samples taken from various locations throughout the TMWA distribution system. In addition to the report, TMWA customers are invited to several treatment plant tours in August and September, where they can learn all about the water treatment process.
The Water Quality Report is now available online at tmwa.com/waterquality2022. If you would like a print copy mailed to you, please call Kelli Burgess, Water Quality & Environmental Permitting Manager at (775) 834-8117 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also look up specific water quality information about your neighborhood by using the online map-based reference tool, which provides the latest water quality data by geographic location. Sample data is updated quarterly for turbidity, pH, chlorine residual, hardness and arsenic. You can easily find your neighborhood’s sample data on TMWA’s Water Quality Lookup page at www.tmwa.com/water_quality.
TMWA will be hosting tours at its Chalk Bluff Water Treatment Plant in August and September. During the tours, TMWA’s expert staff will explain the water treatment and distribution processes, discuss current challenges and answer questions. The tours are scheduled for Aug. 30 at 10 a.m., Sept. 6 at 3 p.m., Sept. 13 at 1 p.m., Sept. 20 at 10 a.m., and Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. The tours are one-hour long and involve walking, climbing a significant number of stairs and moving on uneven surfaces. The tours are open to the public. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Please email email@example.com or call 834-8290 to reserve your spot. Each tour is limited to 20 people.