(May 31, 2023) Nevada Irrigation District (NID) drinking water continues to meet and exceed state and federal public health standards.
The District has released its Annual Water Quality Report (also known as the Consumer Confidence Report), which summarizes water quality monitoring and testing programs for the 2022 calendar year. The information focuses on water supplied through the Elizabeth L. George, Loma Rica, Lake Wildwood, Lake of The Pines, and North Auburn water treatment plants.
“We are proud to deliver the best-quality drinking water at the lowest cost possible. NID’s latest Consumer Confidence Report confirms that our actions are having a positive effect,” said Chip Close, NID operations manager.
The District treated and distributed more than 3 billion gallons of surface water in 2022. This water originates in the Sierra Nevada snowpack and is routed through canals and pipes to NID’s water treatment plants.
In addition to effective operation and maintenance of the drinking water distribution system, NID also conducts weekly water quality testing in its system to ensure that drinking water continues to meet state and federal requirements.
The report covers a variety of substances, including microbial contaminants (such as viruses and bacteria), inorganic contaminants (such as salts and metals), pesticides and herbicides, organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals that are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production and radioactive contaminants.
NID’s water quality report is an important part of the public’s right-to-know as established in the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA, section 1414(c)). Community water systems (CWSs) are required by Federal regulations (63 FR 44511, August 19, 1998) to provide the annual report.