DeKalb gets high marks on drinking water quality report

DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management recently released the 2019 Drinking Water Quality Report, also referred to as a Consumer Confidence Report. According to a press release, DWM continues to surpass all federal and state drinking water quality standards, providing DeKalb County customers with high-quality drinking water.

The CCR provides detailed information on monitoring data gathered from water quality testing during 2018. DWM serves more than 700,000 customers and is responsible for treating and distributing drinking water and collecting and treating wastewater throughout DeKalb County.

By law, tap water is tested for various water quality parameters to ensure that the water is safe for people to drink. DeKalb County collects and tests over 250 samples per month from locations throughout the distribution system. Additionally, DeKalb County also conducts 45 daily production control tests, 365 days a year.