San Andreas, CA – Calaveras County Water District (CCWD) officials say its latest annual water quality report is out and viewable online.
Besides producing drinking water that meets all state and federal standards, among the district’s stated goals are: continually striving to adopt new methods for delivering the highest quality drinking water to homes and businesses; answer newly emerging challenges to drinking water safety through vigilance; source water protection; water conservation; and community education.
As detailed in its report, CCWD provides water from four sources and has rights on the three major rivers that flow through Calaveras County and five of its water systems draw from those surface water sources.
Specifically, the source for Copper Cove’s system is the Stanislaus River at Lake Tulloch. For the Ebbetts Pass system, it is the Stanislaus River at McKay’s Reservoir. The Jenny Lind system is supplied by the Calaveras River below New Hogan Dam. The Sheep Ranch system source comes from San Antonio Creek below White Pines Reservoir, a tributary to the Calaveras River. The source for the West Point system is Bear Creek, a tributary to the Middle Fork of the Mokelumne River.
The district’s sixth water system in Wallace draws water from two groundwater wells in the South San Joaquin Groundwater Basin.
The district further notes that it has surveyed the three river watersheds for potential contaminants, and not only were the watersheds determined to be pristine, no manmade organic constituents have ever been detected.
Legally required to produce the report each year, the district estimates that it saves ratepayers over $5,000 in printing and mailing costs by posting it online, where customers can view and download it. Those without computers and/or who prefer to receive a hard copy should call CCWD at 209 754-3028. To view the report, click here.