The city of Fairburn’s drinking water last year, as it has in previous years, met or exceeded all required U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state drinking water health standards, the city recently announced. The 2016 Water Quality Report provides information on monitoring and testing results.
Fairburn’s water comes from the Chattahoochee River. The city of Atlanta treats the raw water at two surface water treatment plants: the Chattahoochee Plant and the Hemphill Plant, which provide 75 percent of Atlanta’s drinking water.
The city of Atlanta distributes the water by way of nineteen master meters at points around Fairburn. After it’s in Fairburn’s system, the city said more tests take place for water safety and quality.