Report: DeKalb drinking water is safe and clean

Drinking water in DeKalb County is safe for consumption, surpassing federal and state standards, according to the county’s 2017 Drinking Water Quality Report.

The report, released Wednesday, finds low levels of chemicals in the county's water supply, which comes from the Chattahoochee River and is treated at the Scott Candler Water Treatment Plant.

Water quality data from 2016 indicates small amounts of chemicals including fluoride, nitrogen, chlorine, lead and other potential contaminants.

In every case, these chemicals were within acceptable environmental standards, according to the report. No violations were recorded.

The county tests more than 250 samples monthly.

The report is being distributed with county water bills and is available on the DeKalb Department of Watershed Management's website.


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