Each year LVMWD pulls over 1,200 samples from throughout their distribution system and conducts over 11,000 tests on those samples. These results, as well as the results from the testing performed by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) on the treated source water imported by LVMWD, are compiled into their annual Consumer Confidence Report/Water Quality Report (CCR/WQR).
This report is distributed to customers and residents of their service area every year by July 1 in accordance with federal and state regulations.
The CCR/WQR is an annual report that shows the quality and safety of the water delivered to customers. Testing levels for several different contaminants and their corresponding regulatory levels are provided, giving customers confidence in the quality of their water. These tests are performed in the District’s state-certified testing lab at the Tapia Water Reclamation Facility.
This report also provides the testing data from MWD on the water from the Jensen Treatment Plant, where imported water is treated, providing the transparency necessary to build trust in their products and services amongst their communities.
What this report also shows, is that in 2022, LVMWD water met or exceeded all federal and state drinking water regulations. These regulations, set by the Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Drinking Water, ensure the water we serve is safe and clean for LVMWD customers.
The water is as clean, and in many cases, cleaner and safer than bottled water, which can contain microplastics and plastic-related chemicals.
Additionally, the CCR/WQR contains valuable information for customers regarding water conservation, lead and copper testing and emerging contaminants of concern, such as PFAS/PFOA.
The District’s mission is to always provide high-quality water service in a cost-effective and environmentally sensitive manner. The District’s objective to be cost-effective inspired a move to digital distribution of the report in 2019 to reduce costs. Access to the report was improved this year with a focus on digital accessibility and access for the visually impaired individuals that may require adaptive screen readers.
“We are always looking for ways to make District operations more effective, efficient and accessible for all our customers. By distributing our CCR/WQR electronically we can reduce both the cost and carbon footprint associated with the report while meeting our commitment to digital accessibility,” according to Public Affairs and Communications Manager Mike McNutt.
Customers and area residents have received postcards directing them to LVMWD.com/WQR2022 – where an accessible digital version of the report is available for review and download.
Though the primary distribution will be electronically, the District will continue to make paper copies available upon request. For customers who wish to receive a printed copy of the 2022 CCR/WQR, please call the customer service department at (818) 251-2200.
For more information and to stay informed on water supply updates, conservation, and rebates, visit www.lvmwd.com.
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Las Virgenes Municipal Water District provides potable water, wastewater treatment, recycled water and biosolids composting to more than 70,000 residents in the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Westlake Village, and unincorporated areas of western Los Angeles County.–