Savannah Water Resources provides drinking water and sanitary sewer services to more than 215,000 customers in the City of Savannah and parts of Chatham County. Water is essential to your daily life. This annual Water Quality Report, includes important information about the water we provide.
A national survey conducted by the American Water Works Research Foundation in 1993 found that nearly two-thirds of water consumers surveyed said they received “very little” or “no” information on the quality of their water from their utility. In contrast to this, the City of Savannah annually provides a water quality report to all of our customers. Informed and involved citizens can be strong allies of water systems, large or small, as they take action to protect and manage the water resources. Also, an increase in public awareness can give sensitive groups the information that they need to take appropriate action.
The Safe Drinking Water Act, which was enacted by Congress in 1974, authorizes the federal government to establish water quality standards to ensure safe drinking water to the consumer. We are required to test for regulated and unregulated compounds in your drinking water to determine if your water meets the Safe Drinking Water Act standards. The compounds listed show the maximum containment levels allowed and the test results in your drinking water. In 1996, an amendment was made to the Safe Drinking Water Act requiring all drinking water utilities to provide an annual report to consumers concerning the quality of their water. This report is for that purpose. We have learned through our monitoring and testing that some constituents have been detected. Since these concentrations are well below the maximum contaminate levels set by the Department of Environmental Protection Agency, no action is required except for continued routine monitoring. If you have any questions concerning the drinking water test results or health effects, you may call our laboratory manager at (912) 964-0698 or the United States EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.