The Water Quality Association issued a statement recommending homeowners review their community’s annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which informs residents about the quality of their drinking water. US EPA requires community water systems (those serving more than 25 people or 15 households) to issue a CCR every year by July 1. Still, a recent WQA survey shows that nearly two thirds of homeowners don’t read their water reports. The Safe Drinking Water Act requires municipalities to test water supplies from once to several times per year, depending on the potential contaminants and size of the population served. Most of these tests, however, are not designed to monitor the water quality in the pipes, which transport water to residents’ homes.


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