WATER QUALITY REPORTS AND
PUBLIC HEALTH GOALS REPORTS
Santa Rosa’s Water Quality Report is also known as a Consumer Confidence Report. The Consumer Confidence Reports are a key part of the public’s right-to-know as established in the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA, section 1414(c)). The Consumer Confidence Report, or CCR, is an annual water quality report that a community water system is required by Federal regulations (63 FR 44511, August 19, 1998) to provide to its customers each year. Community water systems (CWSs) like Santa Rosa’s serving 10,000 or more persons are required to mail or otherwise directly deliver these reports. The report lists the regulated contaminants found in the drinking water, as well as health effects information related to violations of the drinking water standards. More information on CCRs can be accessed on EPA's website at http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/ccr/index.cfm and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/drinkingwater/Pages/CCR.aspx.
In January 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a memo that allows water suppliers to use alternate CCR delivery methods of informing drinking water customers of their water quality. Santa Rosa will move to provide the CCR information electronically as provided under the guidelines released by the EPA and CDPH. In 2014, a notice in the Santa Rosa water and sewer bill will notify customers that the CCR is available electronically on our website and give customers the option to continue receiving the CCR by mail. You can subscribe now to receive future issues of the CCR via email by clicking the mail icon on the right column of this webpage.
Santa Rosa's current Water Quality Report:
Water Quality Reports from previous years:
The Public Health Goals Report is a California only requirement based on the requirements of California Health and Safety Code Section 116470(b). Public water systems serving more than 10,000 service connections must prepare a brief, written report in plain language that gives information on the detection of any contaminants above the Public Health Goals (PHGs) published by the State Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).
The purpose of this regulation is to provide consumers with information on levels of contaminants even below the enforceable mandatory Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) so they would be aware of whatever risks might be posed by the presence of these contaminants at levels below the MCLs.
Below are the Public Health Goals Reports for 2010 and 2013: