Where does my water come from?
Why does my drinking water look cloudy sometimes?
It usually happens when it is very cold outside because the solubility of air in water increases as water pressure increases and/or water temperature decreases. Cold water holds more air than warm water. In the winter, water travels from the reservoir which is very cold and warms up during its travel to your tap. Some of the air that is present is no longer soluble, and comes out of solution.
Also, water pressure has something to do with it. The water in the pipes is pressurized to a degree (which helps to get the water all the way from the water tower to your home). Water under pressure holds more air than water that is not pressurized. Once the water comes out of your tap, the water is no longer under pressure and the air comes out of solution as bubbles (similar to a carbonated soft drink). The best thing to do is let it sit in an open container until the bubbles naturally disappear.
How do I know my water is safe?
To ensure your water complies with the Safe Drinking Water Act, each community water system operates under a permit. Each permit is issued and overseen by the State of Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD). The EPD requires screening for contaminants, radiation, bacteria, and other regulated properties. These requirements are more stringent than those the FDA puts on bottled water.
We conduct laboratory tests of the water every month, and we publish a summary of all the test results annually, called a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). CCRs are available through this website -click on your water system on the Interactive Map , to download a .pdf.
Why does my water sometimes smell like eggs?
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